Date Responded 04 February 2021

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. The number of stolen pets reported (theft or robbery) in the years 2020, 2019, 2018, 2015, and 2010.
  2. The number of stolen dogs reported (theft or robbery) in the years 2020, 2019, 2018, 2015, and 2010.
  3. The number of dogs taken in robberies reported in the years 2020, 2019, 2018, 2015, and 2010.
  4. The number of stolen dogs reunited with owners in the years 2020, 2019, 2018, 2015, and 2010.

After we sought clarity as to what you referred to by ‘pets’ you advised ‘Pets’ should include: dogs, cats, snakes, and horses.

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 by Northumbria Police.

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

1.

Year

Count

2010

19

2015

44

2016

47

2017

61

2018

64

2019

61

2020

119

Total

415

 

2.

Year

Count

2010

17

2015

35

2016

42

2017

49

2018

50

2019

43

2020

92

Total

328

 

3.

Year

Count

2010

0

2011

0

2012

0

2013

0

2014

0

2015

0

2020

0

Total

0

 

4.

Year

Count

2010

4

2015

9

2016

12

2017

19

2018

17

2019

17

2020

24

Total

102

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