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Dog Thefts (560A/20)

Request

Could I request data on dog thefts in the area please? How many reported dog thefts have there been in the last three years? How many arrests have been made in connection with dog thefts in the county? Could you break the data down month by month please.

Clarification:

Please could I have data from 1st January 2017 to now.

Response

Please find attached our response and be advised that our arrest database is not linked to our crimes database, therefore we are not able to provide arrest data in relation to these crimes. However, we have instead provided outcome.

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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