Dog bite victim rate in England 2014/2015, by area

This statistic shows hospital admission episodes for dog bites and strikes per 100,000 population in England from March 2014 to February 2015, by area. The area with the highest incidence of such attacks was Merseyside. With 27 admissions per 100,000 population, this was 19.7 more than the lowest ranking area of Kent and Medway.

Hospital admission episodes for dog bites and strikes per 100,000 population in England from March 2014 to February 2015, by area

Incidents per 100,000 population
Merseyside27
Durham, Darlington and Tees24.9
Thames Valley23.9
West Yorkshire22.9
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear21.7
South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw17.1
Greater Manchester16
Lancashire15.7
North Yorkshire and Humber15
Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral13.2
Essex13.2
Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire13
Birmingham and the Black Country12.9
Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly12.3
Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire11.9
Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire11.3
Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire11.2
Hertfordshire and the South Midlands10.3
East Anglia10.2
Shropshire and Staffordshire10.2
Wessex10.1
Leicestershire and Lincolnshire9.3
Surrey and Sussex8.3
London8.2
Kent and Medway7.3
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Source

Release date

May 2015

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

March 2014 to February 2015

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