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Sheep Worrying (1415/16)


I am writing to ask if, under the Freedom of Information Act, you could make available the following information.
From January 1 2015 to December 31 2015, how many incidents were reported and/or numbers of sheep were involved in the following:
Dogs chasing/worrying sheep
Dogs attacking/injuring sheep
Dogs killing sheep


Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. 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.
January 1 2015 to December 31 2015.