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Stolen Cats and Dogs in 2016-2017

Question

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act into the number of stolen dogs and cats reported in your constabulary over the last two years.

I have detailed the request below:

Q1. Please state how many dogs and cats were reported as stolen in your area for the following timeframes:

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

Q3. Over the same timeframes, please state the total number of individuals prosecuted for the theft of a dog or cat in your area:

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

Q5. If possible, please state the three most commonly stolen breeds of cat and the number of each taken, in the following timeframes:

Answer

1. Please see the number of thefts where the property stolen is recorded as ‘dog’ or ‘cat’ in the table below:

Year

Property Description

Crime count Stolen

2016

Dog

21

2017

Dog

21

 

Year

Property Description

Crime count Stolen

2016

Cat

9

2017

Cat

5

2. Please see the number classified as ‘recovered’ below:

Year

Property Description

Property Classification – Recovered

2016

Dog

3

2017

Dog

5

 

Year

Property Description

Property Classification – Recovered

2017

Cat

2

3. One individual was prosecuted. This case refers to the theft of a dog in 2017.

4. The breed of the dog is not always recorded. Please see the available information below where the breed has been recorded under ‘property make’ 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

ROTWEILLER

2017

Dog

COLLIE

2017

Dog

FRENCH BULLDOG

2017

Dog

CAVAPOO

2017

Dog

STAFFY

2017

Dog

GERMAN SHEPPARD.

5. The breed of the cat is not always recorded. Please see the available information below where the breed has been recorded under ‘property make’ below:

Year

Property Description

Property Make

2016

Cat

RAG DOLL

2017

Cat

SAVANNAH

FOI reference: 281/18.

Date of request: 22.02.18.