California has the dubious distinction of securing three spots on the list of the 15 worst U.S. cities for dog attacks on postal carriers. The Postal Service released the list as a lead-in to National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which starts Sunday, May 19. According to the agency's statistics, dogs attack 4.7 million people every year. Almost 5,900 of those victims are postal carriers.
Sacramento tied for eighth place with 29 attacks on carriers in 2012. San Francisco, with 38 attacks, came in fourth. Los Angeles, with a disconcerting 69 attacks, was far and away the most dangerous city.