Postal Workers Bitten by Dogs, by District
Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
The U.S. Postal Service reported that 5,879 postal workers were victims of dog bites in fiscal year 2012. 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. Los Angeles, CA||69|
|2. San Antonio, TX & Seattle, WA1||42|
|3. Chicago, IL||41|
|4. San Francisco, CA||38|
|5. Philadelphia, PA||34|
|6. Detroit, MI||33|
|7. St. Louis, MO||32|
|8. Baltimore, MD & Sacramento, CA1||29|
|9. Houston, TX & Minneapolis, MN1||27|
|10. Cleveland & Dayton, OH1||26|
Source: U.S.P.S., 2012. A total of 5,879 postal workers were bitten by dogs in FY2012.
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