Estimated Number and Cost of Dog Bite Claims, 2013-2022 (1)

 

Year Value of claims ($ millions) Number of claims Average cost per claim (2)
2013 $483.7 7,359 $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 674.9 17,297 39,017
2019 796.8 17,802 44,760
2020 853.7 17,597 50,245
2021 881.9 17,989 49,025
2022 1,136.0 17,597 64,555
Percent change, 2021-2022 28.8% -2.2% 31.7%
Percent change, 2013-2022 134.9% 1.4% 131.7%
(1) Includes other dog-related injuries. (2) Calculated from unrounded data. Source: Insurance Information Institute, State Farm®.