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Dog & cat theft – 268/18

Date Responded 22 March 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 state how many people have been prosecuted for the theft of a dog or cat in your area over the following time frames:

2016    2017    2018 to date

Prosecutions for theft of a dog                                   

Prosecutions for theft of a cat 

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 held by Northumbria Police. 

In relation to your request, we have assumed that when you ask ‘how many people have been prosecuted’, you mean ‘charges’.  

With the above in mind, I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

Year

No. of People Charged

Cat

Dog

2016

1

7

2017

0

4

2018*

0

0

 

* up to 12/03/2018

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