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The top five dog attack hotspots in the UK have been revealed amid an ‘epidemic’ of horror incidents

Last month, a Canine and Feline Behavior Association report reported a 54% increase in dog attacks from 2020 to 2021

Five people have been beaten to death in Britain this year
Five people have been bitten to death by dogs in the UK this year

Hospitals in England have had to deal with an average of four cases of dog bites involving injured children every day for the past year, NHS data shows.

The latest shocking figures suggest an “epidemic” of dog attacks has broken out, with 1,516 cases of children under the age of 15 being hospitalized for dog-related injuries between April 2021 and March 2022.

Other NHS figures show that dog bite injuries requiring hospital treatment have more than doubled in 15 years since 2008 – with 10,000 a year requiring hospital treatment following an attack.

That’s a rate of 15 treatments where someone was “bitten or hit by a dog” per 100,000 population.

In 2005 it was seven cases per 100,000.

The NHS data is not a census of people in either case as the same person can have more than one episode of care.







NHS figures show dog bite injuries requiring hospital treatment have more than doubled in 15 years
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Five people have been beaten to death by dogs this year, four of them children under the age of three.

In the latest “devastating” attack on a child, a three-year-old boy died on a farm in Greater Manchester after suffering head and neck injuries.

Daniel John Twigg, described as “happy and friendly”, was attacked by a dog outside a property on Carr Lane in Milnrow, Rochdale, on Sunday May 15.

He was treated by paramedics but was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

NHS data shows wide regional disparities in the risk of a dog attack, with people in Merseyside being 10 times more likely to be hospitalized for a bite than people in north London.

It has been claimed that the explosion in dog bites in the UK is due to families buying dogs during the lockdown and the pets not being properly socialised.

A massive 3.2million extra households got a dog while isolated.

Last month, a Canine and Feline Behavior Association report reported a 54% increase in dog attacks from 2020 to 2021.

The figures also show that between April 2021 and March 2022, 1,516 cases of children under the age of 15 had to be hospitalized for dog-related injuries.

The five areas with the highest hospitalizations for dog attacks per 100,000 population per year are Knowsley at 24.2; Middlesbrough 21.4; Wakefield 20; Redcar and Cleveland 6/19 and St. Helens 5/19

Areas with lowest incidence City of London 1.1 Harrow 2.4 Brent 2.7 Barnet 3 Isle of Wight 3.1 Source: NHS

dr The RSPCA’s Sam Gaines told The Mirror: “Research tells us that breed is not an important or reliable indicator of aggressive behavior in dogs.

“It’s much more about human behavior and involves how a dog was handled, whether or not its needs were taken care of and the presence of people who are able to intervene if incidents occur, which is particularly important when children are in are near. ”

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