Top 10 States By Estimated Number and Cost of Dog Bite Claims, 2020 (1)

 

Rank State Number of claims Average cost per claim Value of claims ($ millions)
1 California 2,103 $64,622 $135.9
2 Florida 1,235 55,111 68.1
3 Texas 969 40,931 39.7
4 New York 881 66,817 58.9
5 Pennsylvania 787 45,134 35.5
6 Ohio 779 38,009 29.6
7 Illinois 732 48,433 35.5
8 Michigan 633 45,317 28.7
9 Georgia 488 42,863 20.9
10 New Jersey 467 49,582 23.2
  Top 10 9,074 $52,439 $475.8
  Other 7,917 $47,731 $377.9
  Total United States 16,991 $50,245 $853.7
(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®.