Still, in the recent rankings, Baltimore fell substantially behind Houston, which held the top spot with 71 dog attacks. Los Angeles took second place (down from its first spot last year), and was followed by St. Louis, Cleveland and San Diego, respectively.
The results come just ahead of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which runs Sunday through Saturday, April 14, in hopes of raising awareness about dog bites.
But there is a silver lining. The number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide reached 6,244 in 2017 — more than 500 fewer than 2016. The Postal Service linked the decrease to its digital scanning technology devices, which alert workers of dogs on their routes.