Top 10 States By Estimated Number and Cost of Dog Bite Claims, 2019 (1)

 

Rank State Number of claims Average cost per claim (2) Value of claims ($ millions)
1 California 2,396 $51,265 $122.8
2 Florida 1,268 53,603 68.0
3 Texas 937 40,854 38.3
4 New York 893 55,801 49.8
5 Illinois 854 48,098 41.1
6 Pennsylvania 807 35,562 28.7
7 Ohio 764 31,779 24.3
8 Michigan 740 42,833 31.7
9 New Jersey 699 47,869 33.5
10 Georgia 497 47,968 23.8
  Top 10 9,855 $46,875.68 $462.0
  Other 7,947 $42,135.98 $334.9
  Total United States 17,802 $44,759.83 $796.8
(1) Includes other dog-related injuries that have impacted claims such as fractures or other blunt force trauma injuries. Source: Insurance Information Institute, State Farm®.