USPS: Seattle Has 10th-Highest Number of Dog Attacks on Mail Carriers

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The mail carrier has always been the traditional arch-nemesis of the canine, and vice versa. But how does Seattle's population of postman-perforating pooches stack up with other cities? The United States Postal Service is glad you asked.

The USPS number-crunchers have taken a break from calculating how long they can survive before cutting Saturday service to bring you this list of the top 25 cities for most dog attacks on mail carriers.

Seattle ranks #10 with 28. Apparently there were 5,669 attacks nationwide.

1 HOUSTON, TX -- 62

2 SAN DIEGO, CA -- 45

2 COLUMBUS, OH -- 45

3 LOS ANGELES, CA -- 44

4 LOUISVILLE, KY -- 40

5 SAN ANTONIO, TX -- 39

5 ST LOUIS, MO -- 39

6 CLEVELAND, OH -- 38

6 PHOENIX, AZ -- 38

7 MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- 35

7 PORTLAND, OR -- 35

8 DENVER, CO -- 31

8 PHILADELPHIA, PA -- 31

9 SACRAMENTO, CA -- 30

10 SEATTLE, WA -- 28

11 BALTIMORE, MD -- 27

12 MILWAUKEE, WI -- 26

13 CHICAGO, IL -- 25

14 CINCINNATI, OH -- 24

15 SAN JOSE, CA -- 23

15 FORT WORTH, TX -- 23

15 BUFFALO, NY -- 23

16 MEMPHIS, TN -- 22

16 JACKSONVILLE, FL -- 22

17 MIAMI, FL -- 20

17 DETROIT, MI -- 20

18 TOLEDO, OH -- 19

19 OAKLAND, CA -- 18

19 PITTSBURGH, PA -- 18

20 LONG BEACH, CA -- 17

20 CHARLOTTE, NC -- 17

20 JAMAICA, NY -- 17

20 ORLANDO, FL -- 17

21 KANSAS CITY, MO -- 16

21 INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- 16

21 TACOMA, WA -- 16

21 WASHINGTON, DC -- 16

22 LAS VEGAS, NV -- 15

22 STOCKTON, CA -- 15

22 ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- 15

22 FLUSHING, NY -- 15

23 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- 14

23 STATEN ISLAND, NY -- 14

23 SPRINGFIELD, MO -- 14

24 HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA -- 13

25 BROOKLYN, NY -- 12

25 SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- 12

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