The Pit nutters like to use various tactics to advance their cause. These include trying to minimize the effect of a dog attack/killing by saying for every person or dog mauled/killed by a pitbull..blah,blah,blah. Doesn't matter! Those people and other animals should never have had to experience that trauma or lose their life because of a dog YOU chose to own(and obviously can't control). They also try to scare owners of other breeds by saying, "if you promote these bans or restrictions on pitbulls, your breed will be next". In reality, out of 160+ purebred breeds, only a handful would have the frequency and severity of attacks/maulings/killings that would put it on the list. If I'm not worried about it owned two of the type of dogs I do, the Dogue de Bordeaux and English Mastiff, you shouldn't be either.
Also when attacks happen, neighbors are reluctant to report attacks regarding neighbors dogs when they like the neighbors. However, the next attack could be deadly. All attacks should be reported. In the end, Pit Nutters only care about dogs. the mauling or killing of your child or animals will only be put down as an "unfortunate incident". Few nutters would actually have the decency to put their dog down afterwards.