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The Number of Dogs Seized 2010-2016

Question

I request that a copy of the following documents [or documents containing the following information] be provided to me via electronic copies:

- the number of dogs seized by police from January 2010 to June 2016

- with the figures being broken down by year on year

- the number of dogs destroyed during the same time period

- the breed of each dog seized and/or destroyed

Answer

Please see the below links to our website where the information concerning:

Number of dogs seized for the years 2011/12 - 2014/15 and

Number of dogs destroyed for the years 2010/11 – 2013/14 is available:

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

https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/about-us/freedom-of-information/previous-foi-requests/dogs-and-animals/seizure-and-destruction-of-dangerous-dogs-between-2011-12-2013-14/

In addition to the above published information:

For the financial year 2010/11

71 dogs were seized,

19 were destroyed

For the financial year 2014/15

13 dogs were destroyed

For the financial year 2015/16

60 dogs were seized

17 dogs were destroyed

From April 2016 to 01/09/16

30 dogs were seized

4 dogs were destroyed

The breed of the dog is not recorded; however the vast majority will be banned breeds under Section 1 of Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and these are mostly of a Pitbull type.

FOI reference: 1010/16.

Date of request: 04.08.16.