State has bad record for dog bites

By Gary Brode | gbrode@wcia.com

Published 06/02 2014 11:44AM

Updated 06/02 2014 11:47AM

NATIONAL -- The Land of Lincoln ranks second worst in the country for dog bites. State Farm Insurance had 309 claims for dog bites in the state last year. It paid out nearly $8 million in 2013.

California was first with 449 bite claims. Ohio Texas and Pennsylvania round out the top five. Illinois also ranked second in 2002.

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