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Date Responded 21 January 2020

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 receive reports for as stolen in 2019?
  2. For those dogs reported as stolen in 2019, what breeds were they in each case?
  3. For those dogs reported as stolen in 2019, where were the dogs when they were taken? E.g. from the home, garden etc.
  4. For those dogs reported as stolen in 2019, how many dogs were later recovered and returned to owner?

In Response:

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, in part, by Northumbria Police.

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

  1. There were a total of 55 reports of stolen dogs in 2019.

2.

Breed

Count

Akita

2

American Bulldog

3

Border Collie

1

Cocker Spaniel

1

Czech Wolf Dog

1

Dalmatian

1

Daschund

1

English Bull Terrier

1

French Bulldog

2

German Shorthaired Pointer

1

Italian Mastiff

1

Jack Russell

3

Jackawawa

2

Miniature Jack Russell

2

Pitbull

1

Pug

1

Rottweiller

1

Shar Pei

2

Shi Tzu

2

Spaniel

1

Springer Spaniel

1

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

3

Staffordshire Terrier

3

Terrier

1

Yorkshire Terrier

1

Not Stated

16

 

3.

Location Stolen From

Count

Alongside vehicle

1

From caravan

1

From home

21

From parked vehicle

1

From stable

1

From street

6

From yard/garden

12

Not returned from boarding with other party

9

Not returned from walking with other party

1

On walk

2

 

4.

Recovered

Count

N

33

Y

22

 

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