These Three Demographic Groups Are Most Susceptible To Connecticut Dog Bite Injuries

January 25, 2021
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A  New Haven dog bite injury can happen to anyone at anytime.  Dogs will not skip over one population or another to bite a person, but there are some demographics of people that are more susceptible then others when it comes to these types of injuries.

In a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) using data from 2005 – 2018 (the most recent year that data is available) dog bite injuries are the 13th highest reason for nonfatal visits to the emergency room.  While there was a drastic decline in reported dog bite cases starting in 2011, the issue still exists.  Dog ownership is on the rise in the United States and so there is a greater chance that this public health issue will continue to be a problem for many of the following demographic groups;

  1. Children
  2. People who live in less populated areas
  3. Residents of impoverished neighborhoods

Of course, these three demographics are not the only ones that are susceptible to experiencing a New Haven dog bite injury, but they are among those most likely to experience this type of injury.

There is additional data that suggests that one of the main reasons that the issue is so prevalent in impoverished neighborhoods is that more dogs are not spayed or neutered in these communities and therefore there is a rise in population among dogs.

If you or a loved one were injured due to a dog bite, contact our office and one of our experienced attorneys will review your case.