Postal Workers Bitten by Dogs,
The U.S. Postal Service reported that 3,070 postal workers were victims of dog bites in fiscal year 2002. Dog bites to postal employees peaked during the mid-1980s when more than 7,000 letter carriers were attacked annually. Through aggressive employee training and public education programs that statistic has dropped by more than two-thirds.
| 1. Greater Indiana||87|
| 2. Gateway (Missouri, southern Illinois)||77|
| 3. Long Beach||76|
| 4. South Florida||73|
| 5. Houston||72|
| 6. Santa Anna||71|
| 7. Northern Illinois||65|
| 8. San Diego, Connecticut1||64|
| 9. Triboro (Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens)||62|
|10. Van Nuys||61|
Source: U.S.P.S., 2002. A total of 3,070 postal workers were bitten by dogs in FY2002.