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.