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Dog Thefts in Castle Vale (366A/21)

Request

Further to recent reports about dog thefts in the vicinity of Castle Vale I would like to request some information.

I can see from previous foi requests the number of dog theft is not a common crime but I would like to know whether that has changed in the last few months.

Can you please confirm:

  1. How many dogs have been reported as stolen in Castle Vale (or the division which contains Castle Vale if that information is more easily

accessible) and across the force area in the last 12 months (month by month and as recent as possible).

  1. How many of these dogs were recovered.

iii. How many cases lead to a charge being made.

  1. How many prosecutions have been made and the results or current status of these.

Response

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.

Attachments

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