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22421/19 Cat Thefts

Request

  1. What was the total number of cat theft crimes in 2019?
  2. What was the outcome (charge/summons, community resolution, active investigation, evidential difficulties, no suspect identified) for each cat theft crime in 2019?
  3. Please list specific cat breed types with amounts (stolen in 2019) – or ‘breed Unrecorded’ or ‘mixed breed’?

Response

There were a total recorded of three cat thefts for the year 2019. The out come of these three thefts were:

2 x Investigation complete: No suspect identified. Crime investigated as far as reasonably possible – case closed pending further investigative opportunities becoming available.

1 x No out come attached

Two of the cats out of the three offences recorded were Siamese, the other was not identified with a breed.

As recommended as good practice by the Information Commissioner’s Office a version of this response may be published on the West Midlands Police website.

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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