Q1. Please state how many dogs were reported as stolen in your area for the following timeframes: 2017 2018?
Q2. Over the same timeframes, please state how many of these cases were resolved (i.e. the pet was returned to its owner): 2017 / 2018 Cases of dogs being returned
Q3. If possible, please state the three most commonly stolen breeds of dog and the number of each taken, in the following timeframes: Stolen dogs 2017 2018
Please find attached our response.
Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.
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.