According to the Center for Disease Control, there are approximately 4.5 million dog bite victims in the USA per year. Around 750,000 of these require medical attention: (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1067642/). Some dog bites can even be fatal. Between 2005-2017 there were 433 deaths resulting from dog bites in the USA.
Of course, the changes of being bitten by a dog increase in professions which require frequent exposure to dogs, such as postal workers. In 2014, a total of 5,767 UPS postal workers were attacked by dogs (Source: http:dogbites.org). The most number of bites occurred in Los Angeles (74), while Miami was in 15th place with 25 bites.
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