How many people are bitten by dogs annually?


Dog Bite Prevention Week LogoThe American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports that according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and more than 800,000 receive medical attention for dog bites. To read more about what you can do to help prevent dog bites, the AVMA has provided this public information page to the public.

The AVMA and its partners are promoting National Dog Bite Prevention Week to bring awareness to this issue. For current statistics about the decline in dog bites, read more here.

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