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SD County #2 in Dogs Biting Letter Carriers; See Where Santee Is in the Pack?

The U.S. Postal Service saw a 35 percent increase in dog attacks on letter carriers in 2013 from the year earlier.

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The number of dog attacks on letter carriers increased last year, earning San Diego County the #2 spot in the nation, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

Last year, the Postal Service reported 101 attacks in San Diego County. A year earlier, it had 75.

Santee had four incidents in 2013, as did three other communities—El Cajon, Escondido and Pacific Beach. And  the highest number of incidents occurred in City Heights neighborhood of San Diego, Encanto and Grantville—each with five reported dog attacks, according to data released to Patch. 

"Surprisingly, letter carriers are only the third most likely group to experience a dog bite. Children and the elderly rank first and second respectively. In fact, children are 900 times more likely to be bitten than letter carriers," the Postal Service said in a recent report.

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