Domestic Animal Theft (185_15)

Request

I am gathering information together regarding domestic animal theft in several areas, and I would like to find out the latest annual figures for the aforesaid domestic animal theft in Birmingham.

Alongside the total amount animals stolen, could I please obtain information on the split between different types of animals? For example- how many of the total quantity of animals stolen were dogs (etc.…).

Furthermore, could I obtain the figure for how many of these stolen animals were returned to their rightful owners?

For clarification purposes, by domestic animal crime I do not mean livestock (sheep/cattle) – Rather Cats, Dogs, Fish, Rabbits, reptiles or birds (perhaps parrots), horses etc.

Response

Please see attached (185_attachment_01.pdf).

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.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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