High rate of dog bites
PARTS of Buckinghamshire have high rates of people taken to hospital for dog bites – and it is getting more of a danger across the Thames Valley.
There were 60 occasions where people were bitten or attacked by dogs so badly they had to go to hospital in Aylesbury Vale between March last year and last February.
That works out at a rate of 31.3 hospitalisations per 100,000 people in the area – among the top 10 in the country.
In Chiltern there were 71 hospitalisations due to dog attacks at a rate of 22.1 per 100,000 – still higher than all but 23 of more than 200 NHS groups.
Oxfordshire had the highest rate with 264 hospital visits, a rate of 40.7 per 100,000 people – the highest in England.