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Dog Attacks (818A/22)


For every financial year (April to March) from FY 2016-2017 to FY 2021-2022, please provide the following:

  • The volume of dog attacks reported, investigated, dogs seized, and charges made
  • The volume of dogs dangerously out of control reported, investigated, dogs seized, and charges made.

Please provide your answers in the table provided below.

If you are unable to provide some of the requested information, please provide all that you can and leave these spaces blank.

2016 -2017 2017 -2018 2018 -2019 2019 -2020 2020 -2021 2021 -2022
Dog attacks Reported
Dogs seized
Charges made
Dogs dangerously out of control Reported
Dogs seized
Charges made


Please be advised that this information is not recorded on our systems in the format requested. Therefore, we have provided relevant information which has been extracted from multiple systems for the time period specified. Please find this attached.

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.