The U.S. Postal Service reported that 3,184 postal workers were victims of dog bites in fiscal year 2006. Dog bites to postal employees peaked during the mid-1980s when more than 7,000 letter carriers were attacked annually. Through aggressive employee training and public education programs that statistic has dropped by more than two-thirds. In 2006, Orange Country—Long Beach California area postal workers suffered the most bites, with 96. They were followed by Houston with 94, Sacramento with 82, and Los Angeles with 77.
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