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Date Responded 12 October 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. Could you provide information on reported dog thefts for 2019 and 2020 to current date?
  2. Details on number of convictions (if any) would be helpful.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development and Criminal Justice Departments of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

The figures provided do not take into account any dogs that may have been returned/recovered. The data supplied is correct to 22 September 2020.

1. 2019 – 60
2020 – 99

2. There have been no convictions resulting from reported dog thefts.

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