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Theft of Pets Between 2014-2017

Question

I'd be very grateful if you could send me the following:

a) The number of reported thefts of i) dogs, ii) cats, iii) rabbits, iv) all animals, within the police force area, in the each of the last three years for which figures are available

b) The number of reports of the poisoning of animals in each of the last three years for which figures are available

c) The number of animals reported stolen that were subsequently recovered and returned to their owners in each of the last three years for which figures are available

d) The number of special constables used by the force in each of the last three years for which figures are available

e) The number of reported thefts by individuals riding on mopeds in each of the last three years for which figures are available

Answer

a. Please find the information in the table below:

Count of Crimes

2014

2015

2016

2017

Sum:

Birds

9

7

4

2

22

Cat

1

3

9

2

15

Cattle

54

9

4

1

68

Dog

50

49

21

12

132

Exotic

 

 

1

 

1

Goat

1

2

1

 

4

Guinea pig

6

1

 

 

7

Hamster

 

 

1

 

1

Horse

7

8

4

 

19

Other

8

2

4

1

15

Pig

1

3

 

 

4

Poultry

25

27

8

2

62

Rabbit

8

10

10

 

28

Rodents

 

 

1

 

1

Sheep

40

57

8

2

107

Tortoise

6

2

4

 

12

Wild

 

 

1

 

1

Working dog

4

5

 

 

9

 

 

 

1

 

1

Sum:

220

185

82

22

509

b. Please find the information in the table below:

Count of Crimes

2014

2015

2016

2017

Sum:

Cat

1

 

 

1

2

Dog

5

 

3

2

10

Horse

3

 

 

 

3

Poultry

1

 

 

 

1

Rabbit

 

 

1

 

1

Tortoise

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

1

Sum:

10

1

5

3

19

c. The number of animals identified from our central recording system is as follows:

2014 – 12

2015 – 2

2016 – 5

2017 – 1

d. As at 31/03/2015 453

As at 31/03/2016 394

As at 31/03/2017 348

e. The number of theft and handling of stolen goods offences recorded centrally where a moped was involved is as follows:

2014 – 18

2015 – 15

2016 – 25

2017 – 9

FOI reference: 715/17.

Date of request: 06.06.17.