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What is the most common age of children who get bitten?

Statistics indicate that the majority of bites (approx 75%) occur in children within their own home by a dog that is familiar to them. Within this group, the commonest age range of the child is 3 – 7 years of age (mean 5yo).
A smaller proportion of bites occur in public places by an unfamiliar dog. Injuries to the limbs are more common in this case and the children tend to be older (mean 10yo).

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