California and Texas are named because the states with the very best variety of canine bites in opposition to US Postal Service (USPS) workers, the mail firm reveals on Sunday, June 04.
The annual dog bite national rankings was launched to shed mild to the frequent security concern that USPS workers within the subject typically expertise: aggressive canine conduct.
Final yr, extra thank 5,300 USPS workers had been attacked by canine throughout the nation whereas delivering the mail.
In keeping with the rankings, California had probably 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 very best metropolis with probably the most canine assaults in 2022 with 57. Whereas Los Angeles and Dallas respectively ranked second and third with 48 and 44 canine assaults.
Within the press launch, it was revealed that many assaults got here from canine whose house owners usually acknowledged, “My canine received’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 means.”
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 in addition supplied vital info for canine house owners on how one can assist make mail supply secure.
USPS additionally revealed that whereas their letter carriers are attentive and correctly skilled to take care of aggressive canine, they will 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 yr, the marketing campaign runs from June 04 to June 10 with the theme “Even good canine have dangerous days” and the hashtag #dogbiteawareness