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Richard H. Polsky, PhD, CDBC
Los Angeles, California

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Dog bite statistics for postal workers in American cities, 2012

Letter carriers that work on foot are a common victim of dog attack.The United States Postal Service released 2012 data regarding the frequency of dog bite attacks on letter carriers respective to location in the United States.

Los Angeles had the highest occurrence of dog attack on letter carriers in 2012, followed by San Antonio and Seattle.

A listing of the the top 20 Americans cities with respect to the total number of reported attacks on letter carriers appears below.

1. Los Angeles- 69 attacks

2. San Antonio- 42 attacks

3. Seattle- 42 attacks

4. Chicago- 41 attacks

5. San Francisco- 38 attacks

6. Philadelphia- 34 attacks

7. Detroit- 33 attacks

8. St. Louis- 32 attacks

9. Baltimore- 29 attacks

10. Sacramento- 29 attacks

11. Houston- 27 attacks

12. Minneapolis- 27 attacks

13. Cleveland- 26 attacks

14. Dayton- 26 attacks

15. Buffalo- 24 attacks

16. Brooklyn- 24 attacks

17. Denver- 23 attacks

18. Dallas- 21 attacks

19. Tacoma- 21 attacks

20. Wichita- 20 attacks