Catharine Stewart-Roach sent me the following summary of reports of dog attacks over the past couple of years. As you can see, these incidents occur at an alarming rate.
2013: July report showed 7 bites, 2 citations and 1 dog picked up. I have all of the 2013 info but did not have time to go through all of it'
On March 17 of 2014 I gave the Task Force a summary of the past (May 2013-Feb 2014) and there were 22-24 bites (depending on reporting and interpretation)
May and June had 6 bites and 1 citation....but after June 13 citations. 26 loose dogs were reported. ( June: 4 attacks, 4 bites (1 dog killed by another dog, one child bitten by a dog;4 dogs@large, no citations issues;
March through June totals: 7 bites, 5 attacks 26 dogs @large, 13 citations)
July-Oct: Bites: 7; dogs @large 25, citations 8
2015 (March through June) bites: 9, attacks 3, citations 6, dogs @large 81 (no citations of these)
As I add it up that is about 47 bites in the past 2 1/2 years which is pretty awful....and those are reported incidents.
The reporting was improving by mid summer last year and I have a copy of the form Victoria Murphy gave to the police since them to facilitate better and more uniform reporting.