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25 cities with most dog attacks on postal workers

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The U.S. Postal Service reports 32 letter carriers were attacked by dogs in Minneapolis last year.

Nationwide, 5,581 postal employees were attacked by dogs in 2013. Minneapolis and Phoenix are tied for No. 11 in the nation, according to the report. Houston had the most attacks, with 63.

THE LIST: DOG ATTACKS ON POSTAL WORKERS

1. Houston (63)

2. Los Angeles (61)

3. Cleveland (58)

4. San Diego (53)

5. Chicago (47)

6. Baltimore (46)

7. Dallas (45)

8. Denver (41)

9. Columbus (39)

10. Kansas City (33)

11. Minneapolis and Phoenix (32)

12. Portland (31)

13. Sacramento (30)

14. Indianapolis (29)

15. Philadelphia, Seattle, St. Louis (28)

16. Cincinnati, Fort Worth, San Jose (26)

17. Charlotte (25)

18. Miami (23)

19. Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland, San Antonio, Wichita (22)

20. Detroit (21)

21. Jacksonville, Oklahoma City, San Francisco, Tulsa (20)

22. Memphis (19)

23. Brooklyn, Rochester (18)

24. Washington D.C. (17)

25. Pittsburgh (16)

POSTAL SERVICE REQUESTS

If a letter carrier delivers mail or packages to your front door, place your dog into a separate room and close the door before opening the front door. Dogs have been known to burst through screen doors or plate-glass windows to get at strangers.

Dog owners should remind their children about the need to keep the family dog secured. Parents should remind their children not to take mail directly from letter carriers in the presence of the family pet as the dog may see handing mail to a child as a threatening gesture.

The Postal Service places the safety of its employees as a top priority. If a letter carrier feels threatened by a vicious dog or if a dog is running loose, the owner may be asked to pick up the mail at the post office until the carrier is assured the pet has been restrained. If the dog is roaming the neighborhood, the pet owner’s neighbors may be asked to pick up their mail at the post office as well.

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