Estimated Number and Cost of Dog Bite Claims, 2014-2023 (1)

 

Year Value of claims ($ millions) Number of claims Average cost per claim (2)
2014 $530.8 16,550 $32,072
2015 571.3 15,352 37,214
2016 602.2 18,123 33,230
2017 686.3 18,522 37,051
2018 674.9 17,297 39,017
2019 796.8 17,802 44,760
2020 853.7 17,597 50,245
2021 881.9 17,989 49,025
2022 1,136.0 17,597 64,555
2023 1,116.0 19,062 58,545
Percent change, 2022-2023 -1.8% 8.3% -9.3%
Percent change, 2014-2023 110.2% 15.2% 82.5%
(1) Includes other dog-related injuries that have impacted claims such as fractures or other blunt force trauma injuries. (2) Calculated from unrounded data. Source: Insurance Information Institute, State Farm®.