Postal Workers Bitten by Dogs, by District

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The U.S. Postal Service reported that 5,581 postal workers were victims of dog bites in fiscal year 2013. 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 over the years.

DistrictDog bites
 1. Houston, TX63
 2. Los Angeles, CA61
 3. Cleveland, OH58
 4. San Diego, CA53
 5. Chicago, IL47
 6. Baltimore, MD46
 7. Dallas, TX41
 8. Denver, CO 41
 9. Columbus, OH39
10. Kansas City, MO33
Source: U.S.P.S., 2014. A total of 5,581 postal workers were bitten by dogs in FY2013.

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