May 29, 2022

List and Rankings: Nice Pooch! U.S. Postal Service Ranks Top Cities For Dog Attacks

Here’s some info to impress your friends and neighbors with this weekend. (-:

From the USPS:

The Postal Service [has] released statistics highlighting the cities where the most dog attacks occur nationwide. Houston tops the list with 62 letter carriers attacked in 2010. Nationwide last year, 5,669 postal employees were attacked in more than 1,400 cities, yet that pales in comparison to the 4.7 million Americans bitten annually — the majority of whom are children.

The Remainder of the Top 10:

2. Columbus, OH, and San Diego, CA

3. Los Angeles, CA

4. Louisville, KY

5. San Antonio, TX, and St. Louis, MO

6. Cleveland, OH, and Phoenix, AZ

7. Minneapolis, MN, and Portland, OR

8. Denver, CO, and Philadelphia, PA

9. Sacramento, CA

10. Seattle, WA

Here’s a PDF with Rankings For the Top 25 Cities

Dog-Bite Prevention Week Begins on Monday

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