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Dangerous Dogs (12993_17)


I write with reference to The Dangerous Dogs Act, 1991 (amended):

In the most recent full year for which you hold records (please provide date range), how many of the dogs seized by your force under Section 1 of the Act had a cross over with Section 3 (that is, were suspected of being out of control in any form)?


2016/17 (01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017):

Section 1 seizures = 110

Section 1 seizures having committed Section 3 offence = 18

Section 3 seizures (Non prohibited breeds) = 195

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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.

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