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Texas cities in top 20 for dog attacks on letter carriers

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

Seattle 42

Chicago 41

San Francisco 38

Philadelphia 34

Detroit 33

St. Louis 32

Baltimore 29

Sacramento, Calif.29

Houston 27

Minneapolis 27

Cleveland 26

Dayton, Ohio 26

Buffalo, N.Y. 24

Brooklyn, N.Y. 24

Denver 23

Dallas 21

Tacoma, Wash. 21

Wichita, Kan. 20

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