Dog bite expert & animal behavior specialist

Richard H. Polsky, PhD, CDBC
Los Angeles, California

“Bringing the science of animal behavior to attorneys”


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Fatal dog attack statistics in the United States for 2008

There were 23 fatal dog attacks recorded in 2008. Compared with fatalities in 2007, in 2008 there was approximately a 33% decrease.

  1. Kentucky (January)
  2. Louisana (January)
  3. New York (January)
  4. Alaska (April)
  5. Texas(May)
  6. North Carolina (May)
  7. Flordia (June)
  8. Texas (June)
  9. Oklahoma (July)
  10. Mississipi (July)
  11. Pennsylvania (July)
  12. Alaska (August)
  13. Michigan (August)
  14. New York (August)
  15. California (September)
  16. New Jersey (September)
  17. Nevada (September)
  18. Louisiana (September)
  19. Ohio (September)
  20. Hawaii (October)
  21. Indiana (October)
  22. Nevada (November)
  23. California (December)