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Date Responded 23 August 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

Please provide, from the whole force area, figures and details for the number of offences of animal cruelty - i.e. animals being abused or killed - with a break-down of each year, month and where. 

Please provide for each offence:

details of the type of animal involved

summary of the MO test

location

the number of arrests

Police outcomes 

In the first instance I would like the data from the 1st Jan 2008 – 31st July 2018

But if 10 years is not possible in the time frame, please may I have the past 5 years – so 1st Jan 2013 – 31st July 2018. 

An FOI from Devon and Cornwall was organised as follows with the list of Acts and Home Office codes used in that search. 

Year

Outcome Group

Arrested

Type of Animal

Summary of MO Text

Local Policing Area

 

Abandonment of Animals Act 1960: 108/14

Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England) Regulations 2006: 108/16

Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England) Regulations 2006: S 99/96

Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) (No. 2) Regulations 2004: 108/16

Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) (No. 2) Regulations 2004: S 99/96

Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) Regulations 1998: 108/16

Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) Regulations 1998: S 99/99

Animal and Animal Products Regulations 1997: S 91/69

Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963: 108/18

Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2011: 91/83

Animal by-products (enforcement) (no2) (Wales) Regs 2011: S 91/83

Animal By-Products (Identification) Regulations 1995: 091/55

Animal By-Products (Wales) Regulations 2006: S 91/55

Animal By-Products Regulations 2005: S 91/55

Animal Health Act 1981: 108/12

Animal Health Act 1981: 110/01

Animal Health Act 1981: 195/99

Animal Health Act 1981: S 99/99

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/29

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/30

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/31

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/32

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/33

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/34

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/35

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/36

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/37

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/38

Animal Welfare Act 2006: 108/39

Animals (Cruel Poisons) Act 1962: 108/17

Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986: S 108/01

Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986: S 99/99

Cinematography Films (Animals) Act 1937: 195/99

Destructive Imported Animals Act 1932: 195/99

Genetically Modified Animal Feed (England) Regulations 2004: 101/10

Genetically Modified Animal Feed (England) Regulations 2004: 101/11

Genetically Modified Animal Feed (England) Regulations 2004: 101/12

Genetically Modified Animal Feed (England) Regulations 2004: S 89/09

Genetically Modified Animal Feed (England) Regulations 2004: S 89/10

Performing Animals (Regulations) Act 1925: 108/04

Pet Animals Act 1951: 108/09

Products of Animal Origins (Third Country Imports) (England) Regulations 2003: S 108/16

Products of Animal Origins (Third Country Imports) (England) Regulations 2003: S 98/14

Products of Animal Origins (Third Country Imports) (England) Regulations 2006: S 98/14

Products of Animal Origins (Third Country Imports) (England) Regulations 2006: 108/16

Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1954: 108/11

Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 2000: 108/26

Protection of Animals Act 1911: 108/02

Protection of Animals Act 1934: 108/06

Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations 2011: S 99/19

Transit of Animals Order: 110/01

Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995: 108/05

Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995: 108/07

Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007: 108/29 

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police.

The majority of the above  offences are non-notifiable and therefore won't be recorded as a crime.  A search for crimes recorded between 01/01/2008 and 31/07/2018 under the above HO Codes returned 49 results overall, all of which  fall under HO Code 099/99.  This code does not solely cover animal cruelty offences . However each of those 49 crimes were reviewed and I can confirm none related to animal cruelty. 

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