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The statistics for dog bites in Pennsylvania is unfortunately not as comprehensive as one would like.  As of right now, there is no data for dog bites in Pennsylvania collected at a state level. The state collects all animal bites as a whole for rabies, which is required by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, but not dog bites specifically. In time, we would like to see that remedied, as we believe dog bites are a state wide public health issue and should be regarded as such.  

The following information is broken up by data that was collected by claims from insurance agencies, the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement within the PA Department of Agriculture.  

The data on the PA county is specific to Allegheny County, and was compiled due to the high rate of dog bites received by children being treated at CHOP.  The data was taken over a number of years and is extremely thorough in its research.  

The data for Dangerous Dogs in PA is a good tool to have to know where Dangerous Dogs are located within Pennsylvania.

PA ranked 3rd
in the country

Data on dog bite claims from the Insurance Information Institute

and State Farm Insurance

Allegheny County
dog bite data

A multi faceted study of dog

bites in Alleghany County, PA.

Data published January 2018 


Dangerous Dogs
in Pennsylvania

Data on Dangerous Dogs

 in Pennsylvania


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