Date Responded 01 March 2017

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:

  1. How many dogs did your Police force report as stolen in 2014, 2015 and 2016?
  2. For those dogs reported as stolen in 2014, 2015 and 2016, what breeds were they in each case?
  3. For those dogs reported as stolen in 2014, 2015 and 2016, where were the dogs when they were taken? E.g. from the home, garden etc.
  4. For those dogs reported as stolen in 2014, 2015 and 2016, how many dogs were later recovered and returned to owner?

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

The information provided below attached is based upon searching the crime logs from 2014 to 2016 where a dog has been recorded as stolen on the crime.

Dog Theft - 185/17

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