Postal Workers Bitten by Dogs,
by District

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The U.S. Postal Service reported that 3,070 postal workers were victims of dog bites in fiscal year 2002. 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.

DistrictDog bites
 1. Greater Indiana87
 2. Gateway (Missouri, southern Illinois)77
 3. Long Beach76
 4. South Florida73
 5. Houston72
 6. Santa Anna71
 7. Northern Illinois65
 8. San Diego, Connecticut164
 9. Triboro (Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens)62
10. Van Nuys61
1. Ties.
Source: U.S.P.S., 2002. A total of 3,070 postal workers were bitten by dogs in FY2002.
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