You must have seen that in the last few days many cases of dog bites have come to the fore. But it is not that these cases have come now, but this has always been an important problem. In the last three years, about 1.5 crore cases of dog bites have been reported. Along with this, the number of stray dogs in India is also very high, the figures related to which have also been presented in the Lok Sabha. So know that there are many statistics related to dogs and their bites.
In the year 2019 72,77,523, in 2020 46,33,493, in 2021, 17,01,133 and till July 2022, 1450666 cases have been reported.
If we look at the state wise, Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of 2,752,218, Tamil Nadu 2,070,921 and Maharashtra 1,575,606 cases. At the same time, not a single case has been reported in Lakshadweep.
The number of stray dogs in the country was 1,71,38,349 and then in 2019 this number came down to 1,53,09,355.
At the same time, the number of pet dogs was 2.14 crore in the year 2019, which can be 3.14 crore by 2023.
Let us tell that every year 20000 people die of rabies.