Current Table

Estimated Number and Cost of Dog Bite Liability Claims (And Other Dog-Related Injuries*), State Results, 2016
Rank State Number of claims Average cost per claim Total Claims Paid Out ($ millions)
1 CA 1,934 $39,452 $76.3
2 FL 1,325 37,339 49.5
3 NY 1,042 55,671 58.0
4 PA 988 24,949 24.6
5 TX 924 21,760 20.1
6 IL 910 42,837 39.0
7 OH 850 34,265 29.1
8 MI 782 27,877 21.8
9 NJ 537 53,685 28.8
10 GA 462 29,351 13.6
  Top 10 9,754 36,994 360.8
  Other 8,369 30,066 251.6
  Total United States 18,123 $33,795 $612.50

*Losses also include dog-related injuries that have impacted claims such as fractures or other blunt force trauma injuries.

Source: Insurance Information Institute, State Farm®.

 

 

 
TOP 10 STATES WITH ESTIMATED NUMBER AND COST OF DOG BITE CLAIMS, 2013
State Number of claims Average cost
per claim
Value of claims
($ millions)
CA 1,919 $33,709 $64.7
NY 965 43,122 41.6
OH 948 18,853 17.9
IL 914 28,941 26.5
PA 909 29,078 26.4
MI 866 24,700 21.4
TX 775 19,339 15.0
IN 503 25,502 12.8
AZ 488 27,556 13.4
WI 449 31,629 14.2

Source: Insurance Information Institute, State Farm®.

 
TOP 10 STATES WITH ESTIMATED NUMBER AND COST OF DOG BITE CLAIMS, 2014 (1)
State Number of claims Average cost
per claim
Value of claims
($ millions)
CA 1,867 $33,649 $62.8
OH 1,009 21,983 22.2
NY 910 56,628 51.5
IL 872 34,894 30.4
PA 861 26,211 22.6
MI 693 38,302 26.5
TX 621 16,205 10.1
IN 481 21,287 10.2
GA 388 31,497 12.2
WI 388 26,873 10.4
Top 10 8,090 $32,018 $259.0
Other States 8,460 $32,124 $271.8
U.S. 16,550 $32,072 $530.8

(1) Includes other dog-related injuries.

Source: Insurance Information Institute, State Farm®.

 
TOP 10 STATES WITH ESTIMATED NUMBER AND COST OF DOG BITE CLAIMS, 2015 (1)
State Number of claims Average cost per claim Value of claims ($ millions)
CA 1,684 $44,983 $75.8
IL 931 33,385 31.1
NY 880 44,320 39.0
PA 794 30,509 24.2
TX 688 30,241 20.8
MI 625 29,898 18.7
OH 604 33,294 20.1
WI 526 34,423 18.1
AZ 393 56,654 22.3
GA 381 37,042 14.1
Top 10 7,506 $37,856 $284.1
Other states 7,846 $36,600 $287.2
U.S. 15,352 $37,214 $571.3

(1) Includes other dog-related injuries.

Source: Insurance Information Institute, State Farm®.