- 48 Americans were killed by dogs. Of these, 33 were killed by pit bulls.
- 20 Americans were killed by a family dog. Of these, 10 were killed by pit bulls.
- 16 of the 48 American victims were children. Of these 16, 10 were killed by pit bulls.
- Of the 48 Americans killed by dogs, 22 were male and 26 were female.
- Looking at only the 26 female Americans killed by dogs, 16 were killed by pit bulls.
In the 1970s, the breeders of Dobermans decided to make the breed less violent by weeding out the worst of them, and those efforts were a resounding success. In contrast, pit bull promotion is unapologetic and pit bull owners have expressed no intention to make this type of animal suitable for a civilized people. The only logical solution to pit bull violence therefore is to enact laws to eliminate them.