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Sheep Worrying (12600_16)


How many incidents were reported involving the following in each calendar year 2013, 2014, 2015

Dogs chasing/worrying sheep

Dogs attacking/injuring sheep

Dogs killing sheep

Dogs shot after worrying sheep


Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.. In addition, 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.

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.

Incident 2013 2014 2015 Grand Total
Dogs Chasing/Worrying Sheep 1 2 0 3
Dogs Killing Sheep 4 2 0 6
 Dogs Attacking/Injuring Sheep 5 1 3 9

There were no logs where a dog has been shot after any involvement with sheep within the above time period.