The "dog chasing the mail carrier" gimmick has been played out in movies, cartoons, and in comics for ages but did you know that there were actual numbers tracking them?
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) keeps track of reported dog attacks and they are becoming more frequent. In 2016, 6,755 mail carriers reported being attacked by dogs, more than one thousand more than the previous year.
In their study, USPS reports Los Angeles as the highest-ranking city for dog attacks on their employees. Los Angles has a reported 80 attacks, followed by Houston (62), Cleveland (60), San Diego (57), and Louisville (51.)
Las Vegas ranks 28th with 21 dog attacks reported in 2016.
The USPS is making a hard push to protect their mail carriers and have announced that if a carrier is attacked or feels threatened, they do not have to deliver to that specific residence again.