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Offences under the Hunting Act 2004 (1159A/20)


I am trying to obtain information about cases your force has dealt with involving offences under the Hunting Act 2004, covering the period from February 2005 (when the Act came into force) through to December 2020.


Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. The number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.


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.


Year Offence Disposal code/ Outcome
2013 Hunting a wild mammal with dogs – Hunting Act 2004. No Further Action


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.