Dog related harassment incidents

Jt Oakley made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Heddlu Dyfed-Powys

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Yn disgwyl am adolygiad mewnol gan Heddlu Dyfed-Powys o'u triniaeth o'r cais hwn.

Dear Dyfed Powys Police,

Could you please provide the data that you hold on record on dog related harassment incidents in the past three years.

1. The number of such incidents on record.
2. The number of prosecutions

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3. And the policy of the Dyfed Powys regarding dealing with dog related harassment incidents. Particularly with regard to the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
(Especially reference 1.7 Criminal offences).

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Yours faithfully,

JtOakley

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FOI, Heddlu Dyfed-Powys

1 Atodiad

SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL

Good Morning

 

Reference No: 191/2019

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 19/02/2019 concerning Dog
Harassment Incidents.

 

Dyfed-Powys Police acknowledge receipt of your request which is being
processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 however, prior to
processing the request please would you clarify

 

i)              When you ask for prosecutions, do you mean “found guilty
at court”?

ii)             Please clarify what is meant by past three years.  Are you
referring to calendar years i.e. 2016, 2017 & 2018 or financial years?

 

After receiving the clarification, your request will then be considered and you
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being exempt or containing a reference to a third party. If we do not receive
clarification from you within 40 working days, then your request will be closed.

 

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Dyfed Powys Police and look forward to your response.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Melody Lewis

Cymorth Gweinyddol/ Administrative Support

Rheoli Gwybodaeth a Chydymffurfiaeth/ Information Management and
Compliance

Pencadlys Heddlu - Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters

Caerfyrddin - Carmarthen

Ffon/Tel:  01267 222020 est/ext: 23459

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Dyfed Powys Police provides you the right to request a re-examination of your
case under its review procedure. If you decide to request such a review and
having followed the Force’s full process you are still dissatisfied, then you
have the right to direct your comments to the Information Commissioner who will
give it consideration.

 

SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL

 

From: Jt Oakley [mailto:[FOI #553805 email]]
Sent: 19 February 2019 19:07
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Dog related harassment incidents

 

 

Dear Dyfed Powys Police,

 

Could you please provide the data that you hold on record on dog related
harassment incidents in the past three years.

 

1. The number of such incidents on record.

2. The number of prosecutions

 

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3. And the policy of the Dyfed Powys regarding dealing with dog related
harassment incidents. Particularly with regard to the Protection from
Harassment Act 1997.

(Especially reference 1.7 Criminal offences).

 

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Yours faithfully,

 

JtOakley

 

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI,

Thank you.

I’ve receved a helpful reply from another police e authority.

There are four offences that fall under the PHA 1997 and they are listed
below. The way of finding the information that we would use would be to
keyword search all offences.

Would you like crimes where the dog is owned
by the victim or perpetrator, or both?

Offence Title
Protection from Harassment (S2 PHA 1997)
Putting people in fear of violence (S4 PHA 1997)
Purse course of conduct - Stalking (S2A PHA 1997)
Stalking (S4A 1 (b)PHA 1997 - either involving fear of violence or
Stalking involving serious alarm/ distress )

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Response= Both

If the response could be broken down into

1. reported incidents and
2. Successful prosecutions in the categories above

I would be grateful.

And the date is from the date of request ( since we are nearly at the end of the financial year)

But if the years are obtainable, please could you send me them too.

The reason is that I am trying to find out:

If incidents in which dogs are involved are increasing.

- I have asked other police authorities for their stats, so hopefully responses wil provide an accurate picture.

Yours sincerely,

Jt Oakley

Heddlu Dyfed-Powys

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mae croeso i chi gysylltu â’r Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth ar 01267 226596.

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Information Unit at Dyfed Powys Police and will be considered and actioned
as appropriate. Should you have any queries in respect to this matter then
please feel free to contact the Freedom of Information Unit on 01267
226596.

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Powys drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys? Mae’r
ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

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Dyfed Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed Powys Police
Disclosure Log? Both are available via the below links:

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FOI, Heddlu Dyfed-Powys

SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL
Good Morning

Please can you further clarify:

i) Do you require recorded incidents (999/101 calls) or recorded crimes (whereby an offence has been committed) as you refer to both crimes and incidents in your below email.
ii) Is "prosecutions" referring to charged to court or found guilty at court?

Kind regards

Melody Lewis
Cymorth Gweinyddol/ Administrative Support
Rheoli Gwybodaeth a Chydymffurfiaeth/ Information Management and Compliance
Pencadlys Heddlu - Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters
Caerfyrddin - Carmarthen
Ffon/Tel:  01267 222020 est/ext: 23459

SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI,

Sorry, I didn’t understand the difference between incidents and crimes.

If you can, I’d like

1. Incidents ( calls etc)

2. Recorded crimes

3. Charged

4. Found guilty.

That should give the whole picture.

Yours sincerely,

Jt Oakley

Heddlu Dyfed-Powys

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yn Heddlu Dyfed-Powys. Bydd yn cael ei ystyried a’i weithredu fel y bo’n
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mae croeso i chi gysylltu â’r Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth ar 01267 226596.

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Information Unit at Dyfed Powys Police and will be considered and actioned
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Dear Dyfed Powys Police,

Wdtk is stating that , by law, you should have responded.

Yours faithfully,

Jt Oakley

Heddlu Dyfed-Powys

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ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

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FOI, Heddlu Dyfed-Powys

1 Atodiad

SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL
Dear Sir/Madam,

Reference No: 191/2018

I write in connection with your request for information dated and received on 19/02/19 (clarified on 28/02/19) regarding Dog Harassment Incidents.

This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

It is with regret that I have to inform you that the 20 working day deadline (19/03/2019) under section 10 of The Freedom of Information Act in respect of this request has not been met, due to difficulties in retrieving and collating the relevant requested information or delays in the FOI process.

On behalf of Dyfed-Powys Police I would like to apologise for not complying with this legal requirement in respect of this matter as well as for any inconvenience this may have caused.

However your request for information, which is continuing to be processed, will be completed as soon as possible.

Once again please accept my apologies for non-compliance in respect of this matter.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can request a review by writing to the Freedom of Information unit as detailed in the attached appeal document.

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioners Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel. 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
Website: www.ico.org.uk

There is no charge for making an appeal.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Dyfed-Powys Police.

Yours sincerely

FOI Unit

Freedom of Information Unit
Pencadlys yr Heddlu/Police Headquarters
Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen
Ffon/Tel: 01267 222020 est/ext: 23453
Llinell Uniongyrchol/Direct Line: 01267 226014
[Dyfed Powys Police request email]

SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI,

Thank you, it’s automatic reminder and I appreciate that you are busy.

But looking forward to reading the requested data.

Yours sincerely,

Jt Oakley

Heddlu Dyfed-Powys

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mae croeso i chi gysylltu â’r Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth ar 01267 226596.

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Information Unit at Dyfed Powys Police and will be considered and actioned
as appropriate. Should you have any queries in respect to this matter then
please feel free to contact the Freedom of Information Unit on 01267
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Powys drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys? Mae’r
ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

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FOI, Heddlu Dyfed-Powys

2 Atodiad

SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Reference: 191/2019

 

I write in respect to your request for information dated and received
within the Freedom of Information Unit on the 19^th February 2019
regarding dog related harassment.

 

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding.

 

Please can you advise whether or not you still require an internal review?
Should you not indicate whether you still require the review within 5
working days the matter will be closed and the internal review process
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Your request for information has been handled under the Freedom of
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Yours sincerely

 

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Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth - Freedom of Information Officer

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth - Freedom of Information Unit

Pencadlys Heddlu - Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters

Caerfyrddin - Carmarthen

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Dear FOI,

> Thank you but could you explain exactly what work needs to be done...
> For the time element, which you have proposed.
>
> I was under the impression that the computer system that police use throws up the relevant law to the incident/ case on a search.
>
> Could you please state if your recording system differs from that of other police forces and, if so, the what your system of filing complaints is ?
>
> Ie. What categories of complaints cover incidents related to the title is this request??
>
> Could you also assure me that this is not possible to computer search by category.
> Examples by sheep worrying, or a human being bitten by a dog?
>
> And that, as your response seems to indicate, that each case HAS to be interrogated by an employee, rather than computer search by category of type of complaint.
>
>
> Sorry - but still in Review as it’s a time element, which is logged by wdtk.
>
> So please still review.
>
> Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Jt Oakley

Heddlu Dyfed-Powys

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ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

Did you know you can access information about Dyfed Powys Police via the
Dyfed Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed Powys Police
Disclosure Log? Both are available via the below links:

[1]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/about-us/guide-to-information/freedom-of-information-unit/

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SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL

Mx Oakley

RE:  Request for Internal Review – Dog related harassment

 

I refer to your request for Dyfed Powys Police to review its previous
response to your request for information.

 

I have considered the case, including all correspondences and your
explanations as to why you seek a review; whilst I understand this shall
be disappointing to you, I confirm I uphold the original response
provided.

 

In considering this matter I have considered clarifications provided by
the heads of department responsible for collation of such data; I am
advised that;

(i)             there is no automatic functionality or keyword search
function which would assist to collate a relevant dataset;

(ii)            System tags/ flags for dog related incidents are only
applied in connection with dangerous dogs (eg prohibited types);

(iii)           DPP do not sub-classify the recording of crimes,
therefore;

(iv)           staff would need to make enquiry of at least two relevant
Force systems, assess and extract relevant data for enquiry and collation;

(v)            Test searches confirm the time estimates provided are
appropriate averages.

 

Accordingly, I am satisfied that the Freedom of Information Act 2000 has
been complied with in considering your request for information and that an
appropriate response has been provided to you as relevant to the Force
information concerned with an explanation of the exemption applied.

 

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The Information Commissioners Office

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Regards

 

R Jones

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Legal Services

Gwasanethau Cyfreithiol/Legal Services

 

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Dear Legal Services,

Thank you.

But please could you address the points that I asked you to review.

> Could you please state if your recording system differs from that of other police forces and, if so, the what your system of filing complaints is ? (the name of it)

Could you explain EXACTLY what work needs to be done... on the systems ( you say there are two)
>
> Ie. What categories of complaints cover incidents related to the title is this request?
Presumably they are the same for all police forces.
>
> Could you also assure me that this is not possible to computer search by category.
> Examples by sheep worrying, or a human being bitten by a dog?
>

And, most importantly, confirm that you have not provided stats to any government department related to dogs, either agricultural harassment, or other.

>
>
> So please still review.
>

Yours sincerely,

Jt Oakley

Dear Legal Services,

Here is a Handy checklist, from the Met.

Not exactly known for its country pursuits...

It’s clarity may assist you:

Animal crime
Wildlife and animal crime can be a complex area to understand.

To find out what wildlife crime is, go here.

Crimes involving animals that aren’t wildlife crimes, include:

livestock worrying
livestock theft
hunting
animal cruelty
dogs being out of control in public places
banned dogs
Livestock worrying

Livestock worrying is a criminal offence and comes under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953.

‘Worrying’ is where a dog attacks or chases livestock causing injury or suffering.

This isn’t just a threat to a farmer or land owner’s livelihood, it’s also a dangerous situation for the animals involved, and could lead to more risk if the animals get onto the road.

A farmer is allowed to kill the dog if it’s worrying their livestock.

Always keep your dog under control around other animals and if you see a dog on the loose worrying animals, call 101.

Livestock theft

Grazing animals can be an easy target especially in remote rural locations.

check on your animal(s) regularly
report any suspicious vehicles
improve security around the area where the animal(s) graze
ear tags, horn brands, freeze marking, hoof branding, tattoos and microchips can all help identify your animal(s) if they’re stolen
in the case of cattle (cattle, bison or buffalo) you will need to report the loss or theft of an animal to the British Cattle Movement Service within seven days
some areas have Farm Watch schemes, which might be worth joining

Remember, a horse passport is a legal requirement. You can find out how to apply for one here.

Report livestock theft to us either online or by calling 101.

Hunting

Fox hunting

Fox hunting is illegal; trail and drag hunting (where the hunt follows an artificial scent laid out in a trail) is legal. Dogs can be used legally as part of a trail or drag hunt.

There are exemptions under the Hunting Act 2004 which allow for wild animals (including foxes) to be ‘humanely’ killed. Dogs can be legally used to ‘flush’ a fox from cover so it can be shot.

It is an offence to:

engage or participate in the pursuit of a wild animal
use or allow a dog or dogs to pursue a wild animal
knowingly allow land to be entered for the purpose of hunting a fox
hunt foxes with dogs

If you think someone has broken the ban on fox hunting then that's a wildlife crime and you need to let us know, either online or by calling 101.

Animal cruelty

Animal cruelty is when someone doesn’t care for or deliberately hurts an animal.

It can include anything from physical violence, to deliberate mental distress or neglect, for example not feeding or cleaning an animal.

If you see, or suspect, that a person may be treating an animal badly, whether this is physical violence, neglect or any other form of cruelty, you should report this to the RSPCA’s 24-hour cruelty line.

You can contact them on 0300 1234 999. The call will cost the same as any call to a UK landline number.

We work with the RSPCA to investigate cases of animal cruelty.

Dogs out of control in public places

It’s an offence to let a dog be dangerously out of control whether that’s in public or private.

A dog is considered to be out of control if it:

injures someone
makes someone worried that it might injure them

A court could also decide that your dog is dangerously out of control if:

it attacks someone’s animal
the owner of an animal thinks they could be injured if they tried to stop your dog attacking their animal

Please note, a farmer is allowed to kill your dog if it’s worrying their livestock.

If you see a dog loose or seemingly out of control, please tell us by calling 101.

Banned dogs

In the UK, it’s against the law to own certain types of dog. These are the:

Pit Bull Terrier
Japanese Tosa
Dogo Argentino
Fila Brasileiro

It’s also against the law to:

sell a banned dog
abandon a banned dog
give away a banned dog
breed from a banned dog

Whether your dog is a banned type depends on what it looks like, rather than its breed or name.

You can find more information about banned dogs here.

If you think someone has or is breeding banned dogs, please report it to us, either online or by calling 101.

Yours sincerely,

Jt Oakley