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IL Second In Dog Bite Insurance Claims

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The state of Illinois has the second most insurance claims for dog bites in the U.S.

State Farm records show it received 337 claims for dog bites last year in Illinois, paying out $9 million.

State Farm, based in Bloomington, releases these statistics annually as part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week. 

The U.S. Postal Service, released it's statistics on Wednesday, they say the number of workers attacked by dogs increased last year. Already this yea, local postal carriers have said the trend is rising.

Top 10 States for State Farm Dog Bite Claims in 2012

State Number of claims Claims paid (estimated)

1. California 451 $17.1 million

2. Illinois 337 $9.0 million

3. Texas 236 $4.3 million

4. Ohio 235 $5.0 million

5. Pennsylvania 165 $4.5 million

6. Michigan 151 $4.6 million

7. Indiana 148 $2.7 million

8. Florida 123 $7.1 million

9. Georgia 121 $3.3 million

10. New York 116 $6.4 million