Frightful City Ranking of the Week: Most Dog Attacks

Who else but the U.S. Postal Service would be able to rank America's worst cities for dog attacks? Just in time for National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the USPS has released the "Fiscal Year 2012 U.S. Postal Service Dog Attack City Ranking."
May 18, 2013, 1pm PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"Nearly 6,000 postal workers were attacked by dogs last year, and in the most hazardous city for such events, Los Angeles, punitive measures have been put in place," writes Henry Grabar. "If our letter carriers deem your loose dog to be a threat," Ken Snavely, acting postmaster for L.A., says in a USPS press release, "You'll be asked to pick up your mail at the Post Office until it's safe to deliver."

Although Los Angeles has the highest total number of postal workers attacked by dogs, Dayton, Ohio actually has the highest rate of attacks, at one for every 5,467 residents (roughly 10 times the rate of L.A.).

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Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in The Atlantic Cities
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