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Reports of Stolen Pets in 2015 and 2016

Question

Please can you provide data held on the following:

1) The number of stolen pets OR crimes reported involving stolen pets in 2015 (1 January – 31 December) and in 2016 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 2015 (1 January – 31 December) and in 2016 from 1 January to 30 September.

Answer

Please see the table below for the number of crimes recorded where the property stolen was recorded as an animal, broken down by year and type of animal.

2015

2016

Total Crimes

Birds

7

4

11

Cat

3

6

9

Dog

49

19

68

Exotic

 

1

1

Guinea pig

1

 

1

Hamster

 

1

1

Horse

8

4

12

Rabbit

10

10

20

Rodents

 

1

1

Tortoise

3

4

7

Working dog

5

 

5

Total

86

50

136

Please see the number of each type of animal reported stolen in the attached file. There is no mandatory requirement to record the specific breed, so it is not always recorded.

FOI reference: 1283/16.

Date of request: 18.10.16.

 

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