Added by Freedom of Information Team on 14 October 2016 at 11:32
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
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:
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.