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Reports of: Owner allowing dog to be dangerously out of control injuring any person or assistance dog.

Date of request: June 7, 2022
Reference: 646/22

Request

  1. The number of 999 and 111 calls regarding dog attacks made to your police force broken down by (calendar) year for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.
  2. Can you tell me the criminal outcomes relating to a dog attack broken down by those same years?
  3. If there’s time, can you tell me the age of the victims of these attacks, also broken down by these same years.

Response

The data provided relates to the following offence:

  • Owner or person in charge allowing dog to be dangerously out of control in any place in England and Wales (whether or not in a public place) injuring any person or assistance dog.

In answer to questions 1 and 2, please see below a table showing recorded outcomes for this offence where the source of the report was either a 999 or 101 call, broken down by year from 2017 – 2021:

Source 999 or 101 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Sum:
Filed – Incident Report OR CRI 1 5 2     8
New – Under Investigation   1     4 5
OC01 – Charge/Summons 19 18 12 18 12 79
OC03 – Caution – Adults 3 3 2 9 4 21
OC08 – Community Resolution 24 25 43 51 66 209
OC09 – Not in Public Interest (CPS) 1     1   2
OC10 – Not in Public Interest (Pol) 64 62 42 28 34 230
OC14 – No Sus / Victim Decline 37 36 51 45 45 214
OC15 – Sus/Insuff.Evidence 24 22 26 25 31 128
OC16 – Sus/Victim Declines 83 107 115 136 89 530
OC18 – No Sus / No Line Enq / Filed 83 106 117 128 118 552
OC20 – Trnasferred Oth Agency 5 4 4 6 5 24
OC21 – Investig. not in Public Int. (Police) 11 11 15 4 8 49
OC22 – Diversionary, educational, intervention     39 49 34 122
Sum: 355 400 468 500 450 2173

 

In answer to question 3, please see below an additional table showing the recorded age of victims in these reports:

 

Source 999 or 101 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Sum:
0-10 39 55 64 52 64 274
11-20 35 39 49 45 53 221
21-30 41 56 57 58 54 266
31 to 40 49 55 65 75 71 315
41 to 50 59 57 83 91 59 349
51 to 60 63 65 65 76 79 348
61+ 58 58 67 87 56 326
No Age recorded 11 15 18 16 14 74
Sum: 355 400 468 500 450 2173

 

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