THE number of people going to hospital for dog bites has risen in Kirklees.
Between 2010 and 2011, 63 bites were recorded in the area.
But a further 10 bites were recorded between May 2011 and 2012, forcing the figure up to 73.
Within Calderdale, cases have also risen. An increase of 13 cases saw hospital incidents rise from
from 27 to 40.
Across Wakefield, cases went up by 15, with 97 recorded between 2010 and a 112 between 2011 and 2012.
Admission rates for dog bites were highest among young children with under-10s accounting for one in six admissions, according to the NHS information centre report.
The age group was the worst hit by dog bites.
Children also had a higher rate of admission to an oral and facial surgery speciality following incidents than adults.
Nearly half of all bites across the UK were admitted to plastic surgery specialists.