panzer, I don't doubt those statistics as to the number of bites, but I would expect that the most severe bites (and deaths) occur from pits and rotties, etc. The most bites are likely to occur from the most common breeds, after all. Can't remember ever hearing of somebody killed by a lab or golden, though it may have happened.
Anyway, we live way out in the country on 40 acres. We don't have many dog problems because the problem dogs just get shot in short order
I don't automatically shoot dogs, but I don't tolerate dogs that are a threat to people or property.
We keep ours pretty close to home, but they do run loose on our land and on walks with us.