Top 10 States With Estimated Number And Cost Of Dog Bite Claims, 2017 (1)
Rank State Number of claims Average cost per claim Value of claims ($ millions)
1 California 2,228 $40,563 $90.4
2 Florida 1,345 44,700 60.1
3 Pennsylvania 1,002 26,486 26.5
4 New York 957 43,479 41.6
5 Ohio 932 24,795 23.1
6 Texas 929 35,562 33.0
7 Illinois 901 36,844 33.2
8 Michigan 734 38,798 28.5
9 New Jersey 686 43,652 29.9
10 Minnesota 486 29,873 14.5
  Top 10 10,200 $37,346 $380.9
  Other states 8,322 $36,690 $305.3
  Total United States 18,522 $37,051 $686.3
(1) Includes other dog-related injuries that have impacted claims such as fractures or other blunt force trauma injuries. Source: Insurance Information Institute, State FarmĀ®.