Top 10 States By Estimated Number and Cost of Dog Bite Claims, 2021 (1)

 

Rank State Number of claims Average cost per claim Value of claims ($ millions)
1 California 2,026 $59,561 $120.7
2 Florida 1,478 54,820 81.0
3 Texas 1,003 39,884 40.0
4 New York 900 68,203 61.4
5 Michigan 892 48,258 43.0
6 Illinois 844 56,292 47.5
7 Pennsylvania 777 47,353 36.8
8 Ohio 732 41,499 30.4
9 New Jersey 611 49,981 30.5
10 Arizona 489 43,059 21.1
  Top 10 9,752 $52,543 $512.4
  Other 8,237 $44,860 $369.5
  Total United States 17,989 $49,025 $881.9
(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®.