Most Dog Bites Occur in Yorkshire

Most Dog Bites Occur in Yorkshire

New figures show that Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire are the most common places where people have been taken to hospital because of dog bites or attacks.
Although the number of people being taken to hospital because of dog bites has decreased 14.6% of those bitten or attacked were from Yorkshire. This is the second highest number in the country.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) data indicated that there were 6334 admissions to hospital in England for dog bites this is a fall of 1.9% from the previous year.
The new data also shows that one in six children under nine were being admitted to hospital for the dog bites or strikes.

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