TOP 10 STATES WITH ESTIMATED NUMBER AND COST OF DOG BITE CLAIMS, 2015 (1)
State Number of claims Average cost per claim Value of claims ($ millions)
CA 1,684 $44,983 $75.8
IL 931 33,385 31.1
NY 880 44,320 39.0
PA 794 30,509 24.2
TX 688 30,241 20.8
MI 625 29,898 18.7
OH 604 33,294 20.1
WI 526 34,423 18.1
AZ 393 56,654 22.3
GA 381 37,042 14.1
Top 10 7,506 $37,856 $284.1
Other states 7,846 $36,600 $287.2
U.S. 15,352 $37,214 $571.3
(1) Includes other dog-related injuries. Source: Insurance Information Institute, State Farm®.