Nearly 30 dog attacks reported on Buffalo postal workers

Posted at 9:18 AM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 09:18:05-04

The United States Postal Service reports more than 6,000 employees were attacked by dogs in 2016, nationwide.

Western New York dog bites on postal workers jumped 19 percent in one year, from 69 to 82 attacks, according to a report from the postal service.

Buffalo saw the highest amount of attacks, with 28.  The postal service reports Rochester had 11 attacks last year and Niagara Falls had four.  

The report comes during National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which runs from April 9 until April 15.

"Half of the 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs annually are children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention," reports the postal service.

The postal service ranked Buffalo 21 out of 30 on a list of cities with 19 or more dog bites.