5,581 letter carriers among 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs in 2013; half are kids

  • by: SUE MANNING , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 15, 2014 - 3:07 PM

LOS ANGELES — About 4.5 million Americans were bitten by dogs in the United States last year, including over 2 million children and 5,581 U.S. Postal Service workers, authorities announced Thursday in an effort to promote dog-bite prevention. Houston ranked worst in the nation for dog attacks on letter carriers, pushing Los Angeles, last year's leader, to second place. Here are additional numbers and ways to prevent or avoid dog attacks.

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