Dogs really do bite mail carriers — a lot of them. According to the U.S. Postal Service, which on Wednesday released its annual report on the topic, 6,549 postal workers were attacked by dogs in 2015, an increase of 14 percent from the year before.
The letter carriers of Houston, who already must contend with humidity and a lack of sidewalks, seem to have it particularly rough. Dogs attacked 77 of them last year, making the city America’s top spot for such run-ins.
If you’re considering a career delivering letters and bills, you might want to also consider the data.