Animal Cruelty (12788/18)

Request

Please provide, from the whole force area, figures and details for the number of offences of animal cruelty – i.e. animals being abused or killed – with a break-down of each year, month and where.

Please provide for each offence:
details of the type of animal involved
summary of the MO test
location
the number of arrests
Police outcomes

In the first instance I would like the data from the 1st Jan 2008 – 31st July 2018

But if 10 years is not possible in the time frame, please may I have the past 5 years – so 1st Jan 2013 – 31st July 2018.

FYI these are the columns an FOI from Devon and Cornwall was organised into…

Year

Outcome Group

Arrested

Type of Animal

Summary of MO Text

Local Policing Area

…And here are the following Acts and Home Office codes used in that search.

Abandonment of Animals Act 1960: 108/14

Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England) Regulations 2006: 108/16

Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England) Regulations 2006: S 99/96

Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) (No. 2) Regulations 2004: 108/16

Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) (No. 2) Regulations 2004: S 99/96

Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) Regulations 1998: 108/16

Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) Regulations 1998: S 99/99

Animal and Animal Products Regulations 1997: S 91/69

Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963: 108/18

Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2011: 91/83

Animal by-products (enforcement) (no2) (Wales) Regs 2011: S 91/83

Animal By-Products (Identification) Regulations 1995: 091/55

Animal By-Products (Wales) Regulations 2006: S 91/55

Animal By-Products Regulations 2005: S 91/55

Animal Health Act 1981: 108/12

Animal Health Act 1981: 110/01

Animal Health Act 1981: 195/99

Animal Health Act 1981: S 99/99

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/29

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/30

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/31

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/32

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/33

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/34

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/35

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/36

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/37

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/38

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/39

Animals (Cruel Poisons) Act 1962: 108/17

Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986: S 108/01

Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986: S 99/99

Cinematography Films (Animals) Act 1937: 195/99

Destructive Imported Animals Act 1932: 195/99

Genetically Modified Animal Feed (England) Regulations 2004: 101/10

Genetically Modified Animal Feed (England) Regulations 2004: 101/11

Genetically Modified Animal Feed (England) Regulations 2004: 101/12

Genetically Modified Animal Feed (England) Regulations 2004: S 89/09

Genetically Modified Animal Feed (England) Regulations 2004: S 89/10

Performing Animals (Regulations) Act 1925: 108/04

Pet Animals Act 1951: 108/09

Products of Animal Origins (Third Country Imports) (England) Regulations 2003: S 108/16

Products of Animal Origins (Third Country Imports) (England) Regulations 2003: S 98/14

Products of Animal Origins (Third Country Imports) (England) Regulations 2006: S 98/14

Products of Animal Origins (Third Country Imports) (England) Regulations 2006: 108/16

Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1954: 108/11

Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 2000: 108/26

Protection of Animals Act 1911: 108/02

Protection of Animals Act 1934: 108/06

Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations 2011: S 99/19

Transit of Animals Order: 110/01

Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995: 108/05

Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995: 108/07

Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007: 108/29

 

Response

I am writing to inform you that we have searched our records and the information you requested is not held by West Midlands Police.  The majority of the categories listed in your request are non-recordable summary offences which are not available on our systems.

With regard to “Animal Cruelty” the below categories are contained on our systems:

 

Abandonment of Animals Act 1960
Animal Health Act 1981
Animal Welfare Act 2006
Breeding of dogs Act 1973
Conservation of Habitats and species Regulations 2010
Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953
Genetically Modified Animal Feed (England) Regulations 2004
Animal By-Products Offences
Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England) Regulations 2006
Game Act 1831
Protection of Animals Act 1911
Wild Animals Protection Act 1996
Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
Town Police Clauses Act 1847
Genetically Modified Animal Feed (England) Regulations 2004

However searches on all of these areas have brought back no data.

 

Most of these offences are either dealt with by the Local Authority or RSPCA, who are the lead in the West Midlands for animal Cruelty offences.  Anything that we come across is referred to the RSPCA who then lead on the investigation with our support if needed.

Therefore we are unable to provide any data to respond to this request.

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