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.
|1. Houston, TX||63|
|2. Los Angeles, CA||61|
|3. Cleveland, OH||58|
|4. San Diego, CA||53|
|5. Chicago, IL||47|
|6. Baltimore, MD||46|
|7. Dallas, TX||41|
|8. Denver, CO||41|
|9. Columbus, OH||39|
|10. Kansas City, MO||33|
Source: U.S.P.S., 2014. A total of 5,581 postal workers were bitten by dogs in FY2013.
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