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Dog Theft (608A/21)

Request

1a. How many dog thefts were reported to the force in the 12 months to March 31 2021, with the figures broken down by month.

1b. Of those, how many resulted in the dog(s) being found, and how many resulted in a person being charged or summonsed?

2a. How many dog thefts were reported to the force in the 12 months to March 31 2020, with the figures broken down by month.

2b. Of those, how many resulted in the dog(s) being found, and how many resulted in a person being charged or summonsed?

3. How many dog thefts were reported to the force in the years to March 31 2019, March 31 2018, March 31 2017 and March 31 2016? (just the overall figure please).

Response

Please find attached (608A_21_attachment.xls).

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.

Attachments

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