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The canine cliché
The Postal Service's persistent dog-bites-man problem — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures
 
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69
Dog attacks on postal employees in Los Angeles in 2012 — the most of any U.S. city

5,900
U.S. mail carriers attacked by dogs last year

4.7 million
Americans bitten by dogs each year 

SourceLos Angeles Times

 
Lauren Hansen is the multimedia editor at TheWeek.com. A graduate of Kenyon College and Northwestern University, she started her career in arts publishing and has since worked at media outlets including the BBC and Frontline.

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