California ranks second in the nation for annual deaths caused by animal attacks, as reported by KRON4.
How common are dog bite injuries in California?
California led the nation in 2021 for the number of dog bite injury claims, as reported by State Farm. A total of 388 claims were paid out at a value of $23 million. Nationwide, State Farm paid out nearly $162 million for 3,260 dog bite claims at an average of $49,612 per claim. The total payout amount represents a 2.3% increase from the previous year. State Farm attributes this increase to stress, anxiety, and changes in dogs’ routines associated with the pandemic.