Just like people, dogs have their good days and bad days but for the 4.7 million dog bite victims each year, a dog’s bad day can result in serious injury or even death. In 2012, State Farm had 3,670 dog bite claims and paid more than $108 million as a result of dog bites. This is a slight decrease compared to the number of dog bite claims in 2011 (3,750 claims) and a slight decrease in the amount paid as a result of dog bite claims in 2011 ($109 million).
|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|
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