Owners of High-Risk Dogs and Crime Stats

Furry_Friends_710633There’s a very interesting study in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. According to the report, owners of vicious dogs, who don’t bother to get them licensed, may be more likely to commit a crime than owners of non-vicious dogs. The stats? Thirty percent of persons who owned unlicensed, high-risk dogs had five or more criminal convictions or traffic citations compared with only 1% who owned licensed low-risk dogs. In addition, owners of unlicensed, high-risk dogs were 9 times more likely to be convicted of a crime involving children.

 

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