Extent of dog attacks

  • More than 200,000 people each report being attacked by a dog
  • Of those nearly 6,000 require hospital treatment
  • Dog attacks cost the NHS close to 3.3 million pounds a year

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Tougher dog crime sentencing

Owners of dangerous dogs which attack people in public will face stiffer penalties, including up to 18 months in prison. It's part of a Government clamp down on irresponsible animal owners.