The 10 U.S. Cities Where Dogs Are Most Likely to Attack Mail Carriers

Jamesa Euler, delivers mail in the rain in Atlanta in 2013. Jamesa Euler, delivers mail in the rain in Atlanta in 2013. David Goldman/AP file photo

In honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 18-24), the U.S. Postal Service has released the list of cities where pooches are most likely to go after mail carriers, as part of their annual report. Yes, the Postal Service produces an annual report about dog attacks on postal workers, because more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year, and of those, 5,600 are USPS mail carriers. (That's about 18 attacks per day.) 

The reports breaks down dog attacks by area, and some cities are much worse than others when it comes to dog attacks. Houston, Los Angeles, and Cleveland are way out in front with the most attacks in 2013. Here are the top 10 worst cities to be attacked by pooches:  

Rank

        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

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