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Date Responded 30 May 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) The number of stolen pets (dogs, cats, horses, other small animals) OR crimes involving stolen pets in 2017 (1 January - 31 December).

2) If recorded, the species and breed of animals stolen in 2017 (1 Jan - 31 Dec).

3) Please provide locations (where known) involving theft of the animal eg house/street/garden in 2017 (1 Jan - 31 Dec)

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 by Northumbria Police.

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

With regards to data from 01/01/17 – 30/09/17 the below is relevant.

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 

Data for this period of time has already been provided to you in your earlier request - FOI 1057/17 refers, therefore this information is freely available to you.  Additionally, as most responses are published, this information can be found on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log, link below

I am therefore only going to respond to the remainder, that being data from 01/10/17 – 30/12/17,  and accordingly I respond as attached.

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