Dear West Midlands Police,

Please supply figures for the number of dogs seized as a banned breed type under the Dangerous Dogs Act during 2016.

Please also supply the number of dogs seized as a banned breed type who were returned as "not type" prior to any court proceedings for the same time period.

Please supply figures for the number of dogs seized as a banned breed type who were found not guilty in a court for the same time period.

Please also supply figures for each of the above from 1 January 2017 to 1st July 2017

Yours faithfully,

alison green

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Dear Ms Green

 

 

 

FOI Request Reference: 10685/17

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 15/09/2017.

 

REQUEST

 

Please supply figures for the number of dogs seized as a banned breed type
under the Dangerous Dogs Act during 2016.

 

Please also supply the number of dogs seized as a banned breed type who
were returned as "not type" prior to any court proceedings for the same
time period.

 

Please supply figures for the number of dogs seized as a banned breed type
who were found not guilty in a court for the same time period.

 

Please also supply figures for each of the above from 1 January 2017 to
1st July 2017.

 

 

RESPONSE

 

Please find attached our response.

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and
complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been
extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police
purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is
subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes
and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting
those data.

 

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of
data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of
figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken
into account when those data are used.

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