Estimated Number and Cost of Dog Bite Liability Claims (And Other Dog-Related Injuries*), State Results, 2016
Rank State Number of claims Average cost per claim Total Claims Paid Out ($ millions)
1 CA 1,934 $39,452 $76.3
2 FL 1,325 37,339 49.5
3 NY 1,042 55,671 58.0
4 PA 988 24,949 24.6
5 TX 924 21,760 20.1
6 IL 910 42,837 39.0
7 OH 850 34,265 29.1
8 MI 782 27,877 21.8
9 NJ 537 53,685 28.8
10 GA 462 29,351 13.6
  Top 10 9,754 36,994 360.8
  Other 8,369 30,066 251.6
  Total United States 18,123 $33,795 $612.50
*Losses also include dog-related injuries that have impacted claims such as fractures or other blunt force trauma injuries. Source: Insurance Information Institute, State Farm®.