(CBS DETROIT) – There are new concerns over a rise in dog attacks against U.S. postal workers.

The USPS says more than 5,800 of its mail carriers were attacked by dogs last year.

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Some interesting numbers from the report:

  • Houston tops the list for most reported attacks.
  • Detroit ties for number 10 with 35 attacks in 2020.
  • Flint also made the list with 15 attacks.

Michigan as a whole had 253 attacks reported last year which is up from 237 in 2019 making it the seventh-worst state.

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Ohio fared a lot worse, coming in at number four in the country with six cities in the top 25.

The USPS only reports an attack if a postal worker submits an injury claim or tells a supervisor.

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