Please supply figures for the number of dogs seized as a banned breed type under the Dangerous Dogs Act during 2016.
Please also supply the number of dogs seized as a banned breed type who were returned as “not type” prior to any court proceedings for the same time period.
Please supply figures for the number of dogs seized as a banned breed type who were found not guilty in a court for the same time period.
Please also supply figures for each of the above from 1 January 2017 to 1st July 2017.
Please find attached our response.
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.