- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A new report shows that dog attacks on mail carriers in Utah increased by more than half in 2015 from the previous year.

KSL-TV reports (https://bit.ly/25bPoC6 ) that the United States Postal Service figures say 34 mail carriers in the state were attacked by dogs last year, a 55 percent increase from 2014. Seven of the 34 mail workers sustained significant injuries that caused them to miss work.

According to the USPS report, there were more than 6,500 dog attacks nationwide in 2015. Salt Lake City had 16 dog attacks on mail carriers and tied for the 29th city in the U.S. with the most incidents.

USPS District Manager Darrell Stoke urged customers to place dogs in rooms with closed doors when a package is being delivered.

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Information from: KSL-TV, https://www.ksl.com/

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