Livestock Theft (1083_15)


1. The number allegations of theft of livestock (cattle/cows; sheep; horses; pigs; goats etc.) received by your force between each of the following dates:

April 1, 2012 – Mar 31, 2013

April 1, 2013 – Mar 31, 2014

April 1 014 – Mar 31, 2015

2. For each allegation, please state the month it was received by your force, a summary of the allegation including the type and, if possible, the breed of the livestock, the approx. numbers of animals involved and the circumstances of the alleged theft, e.g. taken at night from fields etc. If the information is available, please state the approx. value of the livestock taken. Please state the outcome of any investigation e.g. any arrests made or charges brought and whether or not any of the livestock was recovered. If this level of detail in the breakdown is likely to exceed the time limit please advise me and I will try to make it simpler.


Please find attached (1083_attachment_01.pdf).

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.

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