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Animal Theft

Question

1. How many animals have been reported as stolen to your force over the last three years? 

(I.e. reported thefts where animals were the goods reported stolen). 

Please break down by: 2013, 2014, and 2015.  

2. For each year, please break the reported thefts down by animal and if possible/applicable, the breed. 

3. I would be grateful if you could also state whether the animal was recovered, and if anyone was charged/faced further action. 

Answer

 

2013

2014

2015

Birds

19

14

10

Cat

5

3

5

Cattle

9

12

9

Dog

42

60

56

Goat

1

1

2

Guinea pig

2

5

2

Horse

7

8

7

Other :-

4

5

4

Ducks

2

1

1

Chicken

1

 

 

Hens

1

 

1

Ferrets

 

2

1

Chipmunk

 

1

 

Sheep

 

1

 

Terrapin

 

 

1

Pig

4

1

5

Poultry

32

25

25

Rabbit

8

8

12

Reptiles

1

2

2

Sheep

25

16

23

Tortoise

1

6

3

Wild

1

1

 

Working dog

3

3

5

Total

164

170

170

 

3. Please find the information in the table below for the number of animals recovered.

 

 

2013

2014

2015

Birds

1

 

 

Cat

2

1

 

Dog

13

10

3

Guinea pig

1

 

 

Horse

3

2

 

Pig

1

 

 

Poultry

 

1

1

Rabbit

1

 

 

Tortoise

1

 

1

Wild

 

1

 

Total

23

15

5

 

We have identified one case where an individual was convicted for theft of an animal.

FOI Ref: 643/16

Date of Request: 26.04.16