New York State police say they are warning the public to watch out for dangerous dogs in their community.
New York State Police officers are urging residents to be careful when it comes to off-leash dog training.
New Yorkers who live in a neighborhood with a lot of dogs are more likely to be involved in a fatal dog attack, according to a police study.
The study, which was done for the New York City Police Department and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, examined incidents of dogs biting and biting other people.
It looked at incidents from 2009 to 2015.
The research also found that about 70 percent of the incidents involved dogs that were trained off leash.
In comparison, less than 10 percent of off-LEARNED dogs were in training.
The findings came out in a report titled, The Most Dangerous Dogs for Children.
The survey also showed that the number of people who have been bitten by a dog at least once rose by a third in the last year, from 17,734 in 2013 to 19,085 in 2016.
That’s about a 50 percent increase.
“These are the most dangerous and dangerous dogs that we have encountered in the City of New York, and we need to make sure that we take all measures to keep people safe,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Public Information James Clark said in a statement.
New parents who live with a child who is a dog owner are at higher risk for bite wounds than people who don’t have children.
New Jersey residents with children in their home have been involved in at least 11 fatal dog attacks since 2006.
The NYPD says the numbers are similar in New York.
The agency says the NYPD does not have statistics for the percentage of dogs trained off- leash in New Jersey.
It says it would like to see that number go up to 50 percent.
The organization also recommends that parents keep their dogs inside their homes at night and take them to the police department whenever they suspect a dog is on the loose.