Photos: Top ten cities where dogs attack postal workers most often and Denver's rising rank

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Each May, the U.S. Postal Service compiles a list of the cities with the most reported dog attacks on postal workers -- and in 2013 (using data from the previous year), Denver ranked twelfth out of fourteen. But while that's not great, it's better than Denver's placement on the new roster, which finds the Mile High City moving up considerably, with a dog-attack figure nearly double its most recent total.

Look below to see the photo-illustrated top ten, complete with data from both years and information shared and compiled by the Postal Service about avoiding dog bites whether you're a postal worker or not.

Number 10: Kansas City, Missouri

Total attacks in 2012: Not available

Total attacks in 2013: 33

Previous ranking: Outside the top 14

Avoiding attacks

• Always let a dog see and sniff you before petting the animal.

• If you believe a dog is about to attack you, try to place something between yourself and the dog, such as a backpack or a bicycle.

• If you are knocked down by a dog, curl into a ball and protect your face with your hands.

Number 9: Columbus, Ohio
Total attacks in 2012: Not available

Total attacks in 2013: 39

Previous ranking: Outside the top 14

Avoiding attacks, continued

• Never approach a strange dog, especially one that's tethered or confined.

• Don't disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating or caring for puppies.

• Anyone wanting to pet a dog should first obtain permission from the owner.

Continue to keep counting down the top ten cities where dogs attack postal workers most often.

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I have owned and operated an organic based Lawn, tree and shrub care service in the Spokane and Kootenai county area for over 17 years such, more than any other service or delivery person, I am in front and back yards 7 times a year (8 with the first visit of an estimate) of over 700 properties. That is over 5600 front and back Yards a year... almost 100,000 in 17 years, front AND back Yards with over 1500 animals, from rabbits, cats and dogs to cows, goats and llamas......but mainly dogs, ranging from sweet as pie, fall on their backs gentle to charging, drooling and advancing.....and guess what? I have NEVER BEEN BIT.....NOT ONE TIME! And guess what? I have never shot one dog.....I have not kicked one dog, hit one dog with anything or even raised my hand..... why? Because I love all animals and would never think of harming any animal, but also, because of that, I have a way with animals, I know how to treat them AND how to act around them.

ALL Policemen and women especially, as they have guns and have a shoot first and ask questions later mentality but also postal, UPS and other delivery and service personnel need to make "how to interact with and respect dogs" classes MANDATORY! !

Dom Panic
Dom Panic

Because of all the stupid chihuahuas that arent ever on a leash or contained for some reason. Seriously, I've been bitten by quite a few of the little bastards, and its normally while im riding in the street. #thatsnotadogitsafootballwithlegs

Evelyn Maria
Evelyn Maria

Tired of irresponsible dog owners had 4 neighbors dogs attack my car one day while she sat and watched she had to pay to repair my vehicle as they scratched it everywhere it was like a kujo attack. From now in I go straight to animal control

Austin Hughes
Austin Hughes

Because people can't own they end up buying an aggressive small dog.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Gee, the Phoenix New Times just ran the same "story" ...

... now you Voice Media "journalists" are so lazy that you pass around the same inane Top10 click-bait lists from paper to paper for sloppy seconds ?

And each of you falsely claims the author's byline?


Jonathan Sublette
Jonathan Sublette

Everybody feels forced to get rescue dogs!! Some are good, some are horrible. Get a dog as a puppy

Ivan Garcia
Ivan Garcia

Yea they do....but I think its how the owners rise there doggs

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