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St. Louis is 8th worst city for dog attacks on mail carriers

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service says Los Angeles was the worst city in America for dog attacks on letter carriers last year, while St. Louis ranked 8th on the list.

The agency on Wednesday released its city rankings ahead of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which starts Monday. The Postal Service said nearly 5,900 postal workers were attacked last year, a tiny portion of the 4.7 million Americans bitten by dogs annually.

Los Angeles was the worst with 69 attacks, followed by San Antonio with 42 and Chicago with 41.

St. Louis had 32 dog attacks, good for number 8 on the list.

If letter carriers feel threatened by a dog, they can skip delivery to the house and ask the customer to retrieve any mail at the post office instead.

Here are the number of dog attacks against letter carriers in select cities last year, according to the Postal Service:

Los Angeles

69

San Antonio

42

Seattle

42

Chicago

41

San Francisco

38

Philadelphia

34

Detroit

33

St. Louis

32

Baltimore

29

Sacramento, Calif.

29

Houston

27

Minneapolis

27

Cleveland

26

Dayton, Ohio

26

Buffalo, N.Y.

24

Brooklyn, N.Y.

24

Denver

23

Dallas

21

Tacoma, Wash.

21

Wichita, Kan.

20

 

 

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