USPS 2014 Dog bite city rankings

2014 Dog Attack Rankings by City
(Note: A total of 5,767 postal employees were attacked by dogs in 2014. Eighty cities comprise the top 30 rankings as some cities reported the same number of attacks.)

Ranking

City, State

2014 Dog Attacks

1 LOS ANGELES, CA

74

2 HOUSTON, TX

62

3 SAN DIEGO, CA

47

4 CHICAGO, IL

45

5 DALLAS, TX

43

6 DENVER, CO
LOUISVILLE, KY

40

7 ST LOUIS, MO

38

8 CLEVELAND, OH

37

9 PHOENIX, AZ

35

10 MINNEAPOLIS, MN
PHILADELPHIA, PA

33

11 KANSAS CITY, MO
PORTLAND, OR

30

12 SACRAMENTO, CA

29

13 DETROIT, MI
SEATTLE, WA

28

14 LONG BEACH, CA
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
BALTIMORE, MD

27

15 MIAMI, FL
WICHITA, KS
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
FORT WORTH, TX

25

16 CINCINNATI, OH
SAN ANTONIO, TX

24

17 CHARLOTTE, NC

23

18 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
COLUMBUS, OH

22

19 OAKLAND, CA

21

20 SAN JOSE, CA
PITTSBURGH, PA

20

21 LAS VEGAS, NV

19

22 NEW ORLEANS, LA
ROCHESTER, NY
DAYTON, OH

18

23 FRESNO, CA
RICHMOND, VA

17

24 PASADENA, CA
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

16

25 RICHMOND, CA

15

26 ORLANDO, FL
OMAHA, NE
BUFFALO, NY
FLUSHING, NY
AKRON, OH
TULSA, OK

14

27 RIVERSIDE, CA
MEMPHIS, TN
AUSTIN, TX
EL PASO, TX

13

28 ARLINGTON, VA
NORFOLK, VA

12

29 CHULA VISTA, CA
FT LAUDERDALE, FL
DES MOINES, IA
EVANSVILLE, IN
LEXINGTON, KY
SPRINGFIELD, MO
RALEIGH, NC
JAMAICA, NY
SYRACUSE, NY
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
ALEXANDRIA, VA
TACOMA, WA
MILWAUKEE, WI

11

30 BIRMINGHAM, AL
LITTLE ROCK, AR
WHITTIER, CA
PUEBLO, CO
WASHINGTON, DC
JACKSONVILLE, FL
ST. PETERSBURG, FL
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
KANSAS CITY, KS
WILMINGTON, NC
STATEN ISLAND, NY
TOLEDO, OH
PASADENA, TX
SPOKANE, WA

10

The Postal Service; the American Humane Association (AHA) americanhumane.org; the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), microsurg.org; the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), avma.org; the Insurance Information Institute (III), iii.org; State Farm Insurance, statefarm.com; and Prevent The Bite (PTB), preventthebite.org, are driving home the message that dog bites are a nationwide issue and that education can help prevent dog attacks to people of all ages.

  • Letter Carrier

    That’s weird, my manager always tells us our city is #1 in the nation! We’re also the worst station on the coast!