Dangerous Dogs (632_15)

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How many dangerous dogs were seized across the West Midlands force area under the Dangerous Dogs Act in 2012, 2013 and 2014, including a breakdown for each year?

 

How many of these were destroyed in each of the years above?

 

How many dog attacks were reported in each of these years?

 

Do you have a breakdown of these figures for the following areas – Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley and Sandwell? If so, could you please send them?

Response

How many dangerous dogs were seized across the West Midlands force area under the Dangerous Dogs Act in 2012, 2013 and 2014, including a breakdown for each year?

 

Under section 21 of the Act, we are not required to provide information in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible to you. The information you requested is available on the following website.

 

 

http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/217_14_Attachment.pdf

 

 

How many of these were destroyed in each of the years above?

 

As above

 

 

How many dog attacks were reported in each of these years?

 

2012 = 367

2013 = 329

2014 = 332

 

 

Do you have a breakdown of these figures for the following areas – Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley and Sandwell? If so, could you please send them?

 

2012 = 315 Wolverhampton = 66, Walsall = 72, Dudley = 70, Sandwell = 107

2013 = 329 Wolverhampton = 74, Walsall = 76, Dudley = 78, Sandwell = 104

2014 = 332 Wolverhampton = 86, Walsall = 70, Dudley = 86, Sandwell = 92

 

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

 

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

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