US Postal Service Releases Annual Canine Chunk Nationwide Rankings

California and Texas are named because the states with the best variety of canine bites towards US Postal Service (USPS) workers, the mail firm reveals on Sunday, June 04.

The annual dog bite national rankings was launched to shed gentle to the frequent security concern that USPS workers within the subject typically expertise: aggressive canine habits.

Final 12 months, extra thank 5,300 USPS workers have been attacked by canine throughout the nation whereas delivering the mail.

Based on the rankings, California had essentially the most canine bites in 2022 with 675. Texas got here in subsequent with 404 canine bites, and New York was not far behind with a complete of 321 canine bites.

Moreover, Houston ranked as the best metropolis with essentially the most canine assaults in 2022 with 57. Whereas Los Angeles and Dallas respectively ranked second and third with 48 and 44 canine assaults.

Jack Russell Dog Sitting Next To The Parcel Delivery Outside Door
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Within the press launch, it was revealed that many assaults got here from canine whose house owners recurrently said, “My canine gained’t chunk.”

USPS Occupational Security and Well being Senior Director Linda DeCarlo stated in a press release, “When our mail carriers are bitten, it’s often a ‘good canine’ that had not beforehand behaved in a menacing method.”

She continued saying, “In 2022, too many aggressive canine impacted the lives of our workers whereas delivering the mail.”

The press launch not solely revealed the canine chunk rankings but additionally supplied essential info for canine house owners on tips on how to assist make mail supply protected.

USPS additionally revealed that whereas their letter carriers are attentive and correctly skilled to cope with aggressive canine, they’ll halt mail supply in the event that they really feel unsafe.

The rankings kicked off USPS’ Canine Chunk Consciousness Week, which is a marketing campaign that raises consciousness for the protection of the mail firm’s letter carriers.

This 12 months, the marketing campaign runs from June 04 to June 10 with the theme “Even good canine have dangerous days” and the hashtag #dogbiteawareness