Mar 21, 2012 When animals attack - Pit bulls lead Chicago Bite counts

Chicago - Last year, the category that accounted for the largest percentage of bite reports was the pit bull, or mixes of that animal, at 26 percent, according to the city's designations for classifying dogs. Types that couldn't be identified made up the second-largest group, at about 19 percent. American pit bull terriers rounded out the top three at 13 percent.

Pit bull type dogs are responsible for 39% of the total 1830 reported animal bites, or 717 bites.

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