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Dogs Seized - Dangerous Dogs Act

Question

How many suspected banned breeds of dog have been seized by your force under the Dangerous Dogs Act, during the following financial years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 to date?

Where possible and within the cost limit, can you please tell me how many of the dogs seized were Pitbull type breeds?

Answer

Tri Force is a collaboration between Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Police to provide Specialist Operational Services. This encompasses the specialisms of Firearms, Roads Policing, Collision Investigation and Dogs.  

The number of dogs seized below therefore relates to those seized within the Tri Force area. 

2013/14 – 75 dogs were seized. All Pitbull type breeds. 

2014/15 – 60 dogs were seized. All Pitbull type breeds.

2015/16 (up to 26.01.16) – 55 dogs seized. All Pitbull type breeds.

FOI Reference: 145/16