2020 sees attacks by ‘dangerous dogs’ double on figures for 2019

In a pandemic year, when people were ordered by law to physically distance, the number of attacks registered by dangerous dogs actually doubled on numbers for 2019. Say reports, there were 225 dogs of the seven potentially dangerous breeds that launched attacks in 2020. The year before this group of dogs was responsible for only 107 attacks. Overall however (meaning taking all dog attacks into account: those involving non-pedigree as well as pure breeds), there were 100 less attacks in 2020, than 2019. In numbers this translates into 1,460 attacks as opposed to 1,526 in 2019.