Lucas County is home to Tom Skeldon, dog killer extraordinaire. New information available states that pit bull seizures were down 33% in 2008 than in 2007. Dog bites are up, though from 329 to 403 in 2008. I don't know what Lucas County's dog bite stats are for the past 10 years or so and with a population of 445,000, having 403 reported dog bites is hardly newsworthy.
What *is* newsworthy is this: Dog bites have not decreased because pit bulls have been banned or severely regulated. Overall euthanasia rates in Lucas County has NOT decreased significantly - in 30 years, the euthanasia rate has only decreased 11% Eleven percent! Compare that with Bay County Animal Control in Florida which in one year reduced euthanasia rates from 76% to 58%.
So nobody is "safer" from dogs in Lucas County because of a pit bull restriction/ban and dogs are certainly not any safer.