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Richard H. Polsky Ph.D.

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Indiana dog bite statistics, 2012


According to State Farm Insurance, Indiana ranked #7 on the State Farm list of the top 10 states with the most dog bite incidents and litigation payout in 2012.  State Farm paid $2.7 million in 2012 to dog bite victims in Indiana.  Indiana moved up a notch on State Farm’s list compared with data from 2011, where it was ranked 8th. In 2011, State Farm’s payout to Indiana dog bite victims was about $1 million.


  • Dog bite victims: tell Dr. Polsky how you were attacked.  Complete form on this website.
    In the USA an estimated 4.5 million people bitten by dogs annually.  The majority of victims are children under 10 years.
    The bull mastiff has been the breed most frequently involved in fatal dog attacks in the USA so far in 2014. 
    Fatal dog attacks in the USA: In 2014 there have been a total of 8 fatalities. Most have happened in Texas.

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