Dogs Really Do Attack the Mailman; 6K Times Last Year USPS releases list of cities with most canine-on-letter-carrier violence By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted May 16, 2013 8:46 AM CDT 20 comments Comments LA had the most dog bites on letter carriers last year with 69. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Dogs biting the mailman: It doesn't just happen in the movies. The USPS reports that a not-exactly-insignificant 5,879 letter carriers were attacked by dogs last year. And as one of the forces behind National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 19-25), the USPS has released a list of the cities with the highest number of incidents, while issuing a reminder: If your mailman deems your dog a threat, you'll have to pick up your mail at the Post Office. The worst offenders: Los Angeles: 69 San Antonio, Seattle: 42 Chicago: 41 San Francisco: 38 Philadelphia: 34 Other cities that recorded more than 25 bites: Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore, Sacramento, Houston, Minneapolis, Cleveland, and Dayton, Ohio.