Chicago ranked 8th among major U.S. cities last year in mail carriers attacked by dogs

6/5/2022 1:01:00 AM

The city had 35 such attacks in 2021. And with 226 attacks statewide, Illinois landed at seventh in the state rankings.

Nationwide, more than 5,000 postal workers get attacked by dogs every year. In Chicago, there were 35 such attacks, the eighth-highest total of any U.S. city, according to USPS.

The city had 35 such attacks in 2021. And with 226 attacks statewide, Illinois landed at seventh in the state rankings.

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Those statistics were released Friday by the U.“It’s awesome — this is obviously our home base.He was awarded the 2005 and 2004 Victims of Crimes and Leniency (VOCAL) Prosecutor Award prior to becoming judge.S.Postal Service to highlight its annual Dog Bite Awareness Week, which starts Sunday.” The team was scheduled to be a part of the 2020 show, but with it being canceled, it was a letdown for all.With the latest figures came a reminder that even usually friendly dogs can bite, and “aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the public.He is the 20th Circuit’s presiding judge.” Nationwide, more than 5,000 postal workers were attacked by dogs last year."It's going to be a huge lineup.

Attacks in Illinois in 2021 were dozens lower than the year before, when 289 Illinois postal workers were attacked.There are about 1.“We don't modify the airplanes, take out any sensors anything.3 million “delivery points” in Chicago, said Tim Norman, a Postal Service spokesman.“The bigger the population, the likelihood of more dog incidents, so that’s one of the reasons” for the number of attacks."We've got like about 78 tails [fighters] on the ramp out here, and so we can take any single one of those and do the exact same show that we just showed you.That’s why the Postal Service is asking dog owners to do their part to keep postal employees safe, Norman said.

Owners can help prevent attacks by keeping their dog inside their house, behind a fence or on a leash when a carrier delivers the mail.“I love this airplane because it's the newest, latest, and greatest.“We also ask people to especially not have a child come out to get the mail,” because they “might leave a gate open or the door open,” Norman said.“Dogs will really come flying through the screen doors and that sort of thing, just being protective.“You're the only person in the airplane; The airplane does whatever you want it to do.” Postal workers are trained not to pet a dog or feed it, and to be careful not to startle a dog, among other things.“If a dog attacks, carriers are also trained to stand their ground and protect their body by placing something between them and the dog — such as their mail satchel — and to use dog repellent, if necessary,” according to a Postal Service news release.” “We're the first active-duty base in the United States Air Force that has truly capable F 35s that can go to war,” added Kevin Ireland, the executive director of the Utah Airshow Foundation, adding how exciting it will be to see their pride and joy at Hill fly over a home crowd.

Norman said letter carriers also are taught to use their scanners to identify houses with dogs or potential dangers so that other carriers or someone filling in for them on their regular route also can be aware of any risks.Next Up In.He said the last four years have been tough because the show relied on the 2020 show to raise funds.

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