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Dangerous Dogs Seized (1)

Question

For the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (either calendar or financial year, dependent on your recording process)  

1) Number of dogs seized under Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991  

2) How many of those seized dogs were also subject of an offence under Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991  

3) Average period of time in days that a dog was detained in kennels pending the outcome of proceedings (for the requested periods)

Answer

We have previously published information for 2011/12 and 2012/13 on our website. I have attached the following link for you: 

https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/about-us/freedom-of-information/previous-foi-requests/dogs-and-animals/seizure-and-destruction-of-dangerous-dogs/

Q.1 and 2. Number of section 1 dogs seized 

2013/14 – 75, 3 of which were under section 3 as well. 

2014/15 – 60, 2 of which under section 3 as well. 

2015/16 – 63, 5 of which under section 3 as well. 

Q.3 We do not record the period of time that dogs are detained in kennels.

FOI Reference: 561/16