The U.S. Postal Service Says These Cities Are the Worst for Dog Attacks

Published 05/14 2014 02:32PM

Updated 05/14 2014 03:03PM

ARKANSAS  — Natural State letter carriers can breathe a collective sigh of relief. The U.S. Postal Service has released a list of the cities with the 30 worst dog attack rankings and no Arkansas spots made the cut.
The list is part of national Dog Bite Prevention week.  Nationwide, 5,581 postal employees were attacked last year.

2013 Dog Attack Rankings by City

(Note: A total of 5,581 postal employees were attacked by dogs in 2013. Sixty two cities comprise the top 30 rankings as some cities reported the same number of attacks.)

 

RANKING

CITY, STATE

ATTACKS

1

HOUSTON, TX

63

2

LOS ANGELES, CA

61

3

CLEVELAND, OH

58

4

SAN DIEGO, CA

53

5

CHICAGO, IL

47

6

BALTIMORE, MD

46

7

DALLAS, TX

45

8

DENVER, CO

41

9

COLUMBUS, OH

39

10

KANSAS CITY, MO

33

11

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

32

PHOENIX, AZ

12

PORTLAND, OR

31

13

SACRAMENTO, CA

30

14

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

29

15

PHILADELPHIA, PA

28

SEATTLE, WA

ST LOUIS, MO

16

CINCINNATI, OH

26

FORT WORTH, TX

SAN JOSE, CA

17

CHARLOTTE, NC

25

18

MIAMI, FL

23

19

FRESNO, CA

22

LONG BEACH, CA

OAKLAND, CA

SAN ANTONIO, TX

WICHITA, KS

20

DETROIT, MI

21

21

JACKSONVILLE, FL

20

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

TULSA, OK

22

MEMPHIS, TN

19

23

BROOKLYN, NY

18

ROCHESTER, NY

24

WASHINGTON, DC

17

25

PITTSBURGH, PA

16

26

AUSTIN, TX

15

LOUISVILLE, KY

27

BATON ROUGE, LA

14

EL PASO, TX

FLUSHING, NY

SPRINGFIELD, MO

28

BAKERSFIELD, CA

13

DAYTON, OH

FORT WAYNE, IN

LAS VEGAS, NV

NEW ORLEANS, LA

VAN NUYS, CA

29

ATLANTA, GA

12

AURORA, CO

MILWAUKEE, WI

SAN JUAN, PR

YOUNGSTOWN, OH

30

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

11

DES MOINES, IA

EVANSVILLE, IN

RICHMOND, CA

RICHMOND, VA

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

SANTA ANA, CA

 

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