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Stolen Pets in 2016 and 2017

Question

1) Please provide the number of stolen pets OR crimes reported involving stolen pets in 2016 (1 January – 31 December) and in 2017 from 1 January to 30 September, specifically: - Cats - Dogs - Horses - Other small pets eg hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs etc

2) If recorded, the breed of dog stolen and numbers for each breed for 2016 (1 January – 31 December) and in 2017 from 1 January to 30 September.

3) Please provide locations involving the theft of a dog. Eg house/garden/shed/street etc. For 2016 (1 January – 31 December) and 2017 (1 January - 30 September).

 

Answer

Q1. Please see the table below for the number of reported thefts of animals.

Property Animals - Stolen

 

 

 

 

 

Count of Crimes

2016

2017

Sum:

Birds

4

2

6

Cat

8

3

11

Cattle

3

5

8

Dog

20

16

36

Exotic

1

1

2

Goat

1

 

1

Hamster

1

 

1

Horse

3

 

3

Other

4

1

5

Poultry

8

2

10

Rabbit

8

1

9

Rodents

1

 

1

Sheep

7

1

8

Tortoise

3

2

5

Wild

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

Sum:

74

34

108

Q2. The breed of the dog is not always recorded. Please see the information that is held below:

Year

Property Description

Property Make

2016

Dog

STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER

2016

Dog

WIPPET

2016

Dog

STAFFORDSHIRE

2016

Dog

WIREHAIRED WHIPPET

2016

Dog

JACK RUSSEL

2016

Dog

SHIZ TSU

2016

Dog

STAFFIE

2016

Dog

BORDER COLLIE

2016

Dog

JACK RUSSELL TERRIER

2016

Dog

GREYHOUND

2016

Dog

DASHUND

2016

Dog

CHIHUAHUA

2016

Dog

PITBULL

2016

Dog

FRENCH BULDOG

2017

Dog

LABRADOR

2017

Dog

STAFFY

2017

Dog

STAFFORSHIRE

2017

Dog

JACK RUSSELL

2017

Dog

CHIHUAHUA

2017

Dog

COLLIE

2017

Dog

FRENCH BULLDOG

2017

Dog

CAVAPOO

Q3. The location that the dog was taken from, or suspected to have been taken from is not recorded in every case. Please see the information that is available from the recorded summary below:

Year

Taken From

2016

Garden

2016

Garden

2016

Garden

2016

Garden

2016

Garden

2016

Garden

2016

Public place

2016

Yard

2016

Road

2016

Garden

2016

Garden

2016

Garden

2016

Public place/Street

2017

Garden

2017

Garden

2017

Street

2017

Kennels

2017

Garden

2017

Garden

FOI reference: 1202/17.

Date of request: 03.10.17.