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Theft of Cats and Dogs Since 2014

Question

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) relating to the reporting of stealing of pet dogs and cats under the Theft Act.

I have provided my questions below, which I would greatly appreciate you providing responses for in the boxes provided, where data is available, within the allotted time limit.

Q1. Please state how many dogs and cats were reported as stolen in your area for the following timeframes, and how many of these reported cases were resolved and the animal was returned to its owner:

Q2. Over the same timeframes, please state how many of these cases were resolved (i.e.) the pet was returned to its owner):

Q3. If possible, please state the three most commonly-stolen breeds of dog, and the number of each taken, in the following timeframes:

Q4. If possible, please state the three most commonly-stolen breeds of cat, and the number of each taken, in the following timeframes:

 

Answer

Please find the information requested in questions 1 and 2 in the tables below:

 

2014

2015

2016

Reports of dogs  being stolen

49

48

21

Reports of cats  being stolen

2

3

8

 

 

2014

2015

2016

Cases of dogs being returned

5

0

3

Cases of cats being returned

1

0

0

With reference to questions 3 and 4, the breed of the dog or cat is not always recorded. I have provided the information that has been recorded for each of the reports above in the attached file.

FOI reference: 350/17.

Date of request: 10.03.17.  

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