Estimated Number and Cost of Dog Bite Claims, 2012-2021 (1)

 

Year Value of claims ($ millions) Number of claims Average cost per claim (2)
2012 $489.7 16,459 $29,752
2013 483.7 17,359 27,862
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 665.4 17,520 37,981
2019 800.8 18,236 43,912
2020 872.1 17,597 49,558
2021 881.9 17,989 49,025
Percent change, 2020-2021 1.1% 2.2% -1.1%
Percent change, 2012-2021 80.0% 9.0% 65.0%
(1) Includes other dog-related injuries. (2) Calculated from unrounded data. Source: Insurance Information Institute, State Farm®.