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Date Responded 06 February 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:

1. How many reports (crimes) of stolen dogs were received by your force 2017?

2.For those dogs reported as stolen in 2017, what breeds were they in each case?

3.For those dogs reported as stolen in 2017, what was the age of dogs in each case?

4.For those dogs reported as stolen in 2017, where were the dogs when they were taken? E.g. from the home, garden etc.

5.For those dogs reported as stolen in 2017, how many dogs were later recovered and returned to owner? 

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 in part by Northumbria Police. 

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


Breed                            Number stolen


Akita                                 1

Bull Terrier                        1

Y. Terrier                          1

French Bull dog                 2

German Shephard             1

Labrador                          1

Pug                                 1

Shar Pei                           1

Not recorded                   38

Total                               47 

3.No information held.  This is not recorded information 


Location taken from          Number stolen 

Dwelling                            15

Field                                  1

Garden                              13

Park                                  1

Road                                 1

Shelter                              1

Shop                                 1

Street                                8

Yard                                  6 

5. No information held.  18 dogs were recovered, it is not recorded whether they were returned to their owners.  (though this is most likely) 

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