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ESTIMATED NUMBER AND COST OF DOG BITE CLAIMS NATIONWIDE, 2003-2013
Year Value of claims
($ millions)
Number of claims Average cost
per claim
2003 $324.2 16,919 $19,162
2004 318.9 15,630 20,406
2005 321.1 14,295 22,464
2006 322.4 14,661 21,987
2007 356.2 14,531 24,511
2008 387.0 15,823 24,461
2009 412.0 16,586 24,840
2010 412.6 15,770 26,166
2011 490.8 16,695 29,396
2012 489.7 16,459 29,752
2013 483.7 17,359 27,862
Percent change, 2012-2013  -1.2% 5.5% -6.4%
Percent change, 2003-2013 49.2 2.6 45.4

Source: Insurance Information Institute, State Farm®.

 
ESTIMATED NUMBER AND COST OF DOG BITE CLAIMS, 2003-2008
  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Percent change,
 2007-2008
Percent change, 
2003-2008
Value of claims 
($ millions)
$324.20 $319.00 $321.10 $322.30 $356.20 $387.20 8.70% 19.43%
Number of claims 16,919 15,630 14,295 14,661 14,531 15,823 8.89% -6.48%
Average cost per claim $19,162 $20,406 $22,464 $21,987 $24,511 $24,461 -0.20% 27.65%

Source: Insurance Information Institute. 

 

 
ESTIMATED NUMBER AND COST OF DOG BITE CLAIMS, 2003-2009
  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008        2009 Percent change, 2008-2009 Percent change, 2003-2009
Value of claims ($ millions) $324.20 $319.00 $321.10 $322.30 $356.20 $387.20
$412.00 6.40% 27.10%
Number of claims 16,919 15,630 14,295 14,661 14,531 15,823 16,586 4.80% -2.00%
Average cost per claim $19,162 $20,406 $22,464 $21,987 $24,511 $24,461 $24,840 1.50% 29.60%

Source: Insurance Information Institute. 

 

 
ESTIMATED NUMBER AND COST OF DOG BITE CLAIMS, 2003-2010
  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Percent change, 2009-2010 Percent change, 2003-2010
Value of claims ($ millions) $324.20 $319.00 $321.10 $322.30 $356.20 $387.20 $412.00 $412.60 0.15% 127.30%
Number of claims 16,919 15,630 14,295 14,661 14,531 15,823 16,586 15,770 -4.92% -6.79%
Average cost per claim $19,162 $20,406 $22,464 $21,987 $24,511 $24,461 $24,840 $26,166 5.34% 36.55%

Source: Insurance Information Institute. 

 

 
ESTIMATED NUMBER AND COST OF DOG BITE CLAIMS, 2003-2011
Year Value of claims
($ millions)
Number of claims Average cost
per claim
2003 $324.2 16,919 $19,162
2004 319.0 15,630 20,406
2005 321.1 14,295 22,464
2006 322.3 14,661 21,987
2007 356.2 14,531 24,511
2008 387.2 15,823 24,461
2009 412.0 16,586 24,840
2010 412.6 15,770 26,166
2011 478.9 16,292 29,396
Percent change, 2010-2011 16.1% 3.3% 12.3%
Percent change, 2003-2011 47.7% -3.7% 53.4%

Source: Insurance Information Institute, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.