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U.S. Postal Service Releases Dog Bite National Rankings

May 30, 2024
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WASHINGTON — Incidents involving dog attacks on Postal Service employees rose to more than 5,800 cases last year. As part of the USPS 2024 National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign, the organization is offering crucial information on how dog owners can be good stewards for safe mail delivery and ensure the safety of our employees.

2023 Dog Attack Rankings by City

The top 20 ranking consists of 30 cities, as some cities reported the same number of attacks. For 2023 dog attack data in your specific city or town, contact your local USPS public relations representative.

2023 Dog Attack Rankings by City

Calendar Year 2023

City

State

2023

Rank

LOS ANGELES

CA

65

1

HOUSTON

TX

56

2

CHICAGO

IL

48

3

ST. LOUIS

MO

46

4

CLEVELAND

OH

44

5

SAN DIEGO

CA

41

6

DALLAS

TX

39

7

CINCINNATI

OH

38

8

PHILADELPHIA

PA

34

9

COLUMBUS

OH

33

10

KANSAS CITY

MO

32

11

INDIANAPOLIS

IN

30

12

MEMPHIS

TN

29

13

LOUISVILLE

KY

28

14

MINNEAPOLIS

MN

27

15

ALBUQUERQUE

NM

26

16

SAN ANTONIO

TX

26

16

SACRAMENTO

CA

26

16

MILWAUKEE

WI

23

17

DAYTON

OH

23

17

FORT WORTH

TX

23

17

MIAMI

FL

21

18

DENVER

CO

21

18

OMAHA

NE

21

18

BUFFALO

NY

20

19

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

20

19

LONG BEACH

CA

19

20

TULSA

OK

19

20

PORTLAND

OR

19

20

DETROIT

MI

19

20

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