The final year end tally has been completed by Animals 24-7 for their ongoing record of serious dog attacks in North America and Canada.
The report covers serious dog attacks on humans, with breed identification where possible, from Sept 1982 through the end of 2016.
Below is a list of breeds responsible for human deaths during 2016. It should come as no surprise that pit bulls outnumber all other breeds combined. and are directly followed in the order by pit bull mixes. Lab mixes make a rare appearance this year.
To add some further insights to the risk matrix as a function of breed, here is a breed chart of the numbers of disfiguring or maiming attacks on humans during 2016:
The full report from Animals 24-7 is available here