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Date Responded 11 February 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. Please state how many dogs were reported as stolen in your area in 2019:
  2. Over the same timeframe, please state how many of these cases were resolved (i.e. the pet was returned to its owner):
  3. If possible, please state the three most commonly stolen breeds of dog and the number of each taken, in 2019:

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

As the information you have requested is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.

This information has been asked previously, disclosed and is published on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log, FOI 040/20 refers and the link to the Log can be found below.

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