WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday released its city rankings ahead of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which starts Monday. The Postal Service said nearly 5,900 postal workers were attacked last year, a tiny portion of the 4.7 million Americans bitten by dogs annually.
Los Angeles was the worst with 69 attacks, followed by San Antonio with 42 and Chicago with 41. The city with the least attacks was Wichita, Kan., with 20.
If letter carriers feel threatened by a dog, they can skip delivery to the house and ask the customer to retrieve any mail at the post office instead.
The number of dog attacks against letter carriers in select cities last year, according to the Postal Service.
Los Angeles 69
San Antonio 42
San Francisco 38
St. Louis 32
Dayton, Ohio 26
Buffalo, N.Y. 24
Brooklyn, N.Y. 24
Tacoma, Wash. 21
Wichita, Kan. 20
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