Although you may not consider dog bites to be a common occurrence, the number of incidents which occur each year is actually increasing. While many people might think that dogs chasing mailmen is a stereotype, it is postal workers who are most affected by these rising attacks.
As Connecticut residents read stories about dog bites in the paper and hear about them on the news, they may wonder how common these attacks are. These events are not as rare as many people might think. According to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, dogs bite 4.5 million people on average each year.