Newcastle upon Tyne & Sunderland Dog Thefts

Russ Hunter made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Northumbria Police

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Dear Northumbria Police,

I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).
I would like to request information on the amount of reported dog thefts that you have received within the area of Newcastle upon Tyne & Sunderland.

Could I please receive the amount of reported dog thefts:
Over the past 5 years, broken down by each year (2015 - 2020)
Each year of thefts to be broken down by specific breed of dog

Yours faithfully,

Russ Hunter

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Northumbria Police

Dear Russ

 

Thank you for your email below. 

 

For the avoidance of doubt and confusion could you please clarify if you
are seeking 5 or 6 years’ worth of data?  Below you ask “Over the past 5
years, broken down by each year (2015 - 2020)”, however 2015 to 2020 is 6
years if you are looking for those figures inclusively. 

 

If you could provide clarification it will allow us to progress your
request.  Your request will be put on hold until such clarification is
received.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Team

 

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communities to prevent crime and disorder and protect the most vulnerable
people from harm.'

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Freedom of Information Mailbox,

If I could please receive data for
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 that would be fantastic.

My apologies for the unclear request.

Yours sincerely,

Russ Hunter

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Northumbria Police

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

 

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Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

 

Thank you for your email dated 23 March 2021 in which you provide
clarification of a request for access to certain information which may be
held by Northumbria Police.

 

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:

 

I would like to request information on the amount of reported dog thefts
that you have received within the area of Newcastle upon Tyne &
Sunderland.  Could I please receive the amount of reported dog thefts:
Broken down by each year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 by specific breed
of dog.

 

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.

 

It should be noted that one theft may relate to multiple dogs.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|  | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 |
|-----------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
|Jan | 0 | 3 | 2 | 0 | 2 |
|-----------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
|Feb | 3 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 4 |
|-----------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
|Mar | 0 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 5 |
|-----------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
|Apr | 0 | 2 | 3 | 0 | 3 |
|-----------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
|May | 2 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 3 |
|-----------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
|Jun | 3 | 1 | 3 | 0 | 4 |
|-----------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
|Jul | 1 | 4 | 0 | 3 | 2 |
|-----------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
|Aug | 0 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 2 |
|-----------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
|Sep | 3 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 3 |
|-----------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
|Oct | 0 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |
|-----------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
|Nov | 0 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 4 |
|-----------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
|Dec | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Breed | Year | Month | Stolen |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Akita | 2017 | Jul | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Border Collie | 2016 | May | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Boxer | 2018 | Feb | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Bulldog | 2016 | Feb | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2018 | Apr | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | May | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Bully Dog | 2019 | Aug | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Charlie | 2020 | Jun | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Chihuahua Cross | 2017 | Sep | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Chihuahua | 2016 | Feb | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2016 | Jun | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2018 | Apr | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | May | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Cross Terrier | 2017 | Aug | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Dalmatian | 2019 | Sep | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|French Bulldog | 2017 | Mar | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2019 | Nov | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Apr | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | May | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Nov | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|French Bulldogs | 2017 | Jan | 2 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|German Shephard | 2017 | Jun | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|German Shepherd | 2017 | Nov | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Apr | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|German Shorthaired Pointer | 2019 | Mar | 2 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Greyhound | 2020 | Nov | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Husky | 2018 | Jun | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2019 | Aug | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Italian mastiff | 2019 | Jul | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Jack Russel/Chihuahua | 2016 | Sep | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Jack Russel/Shih Tzu | 2016 | Jul | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Jack Russell | 2017 | Jan | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Apr | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Jackachow | 2020 | Feb | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Jackapoo | 2016 | Jun | 2 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Jackawa | 2019 | Oct | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Labrador | 2016 | Sep | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Feb | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Labrador/Alsatian Cross | 2020 | Jan | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Lhasa Apso | 2017 | Oct | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Lurcher | 2020 | Mar | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Patterdale | 2017 | May | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Oct | 9 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Pug | 2017 | Jan | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2017 | Mar | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2017 | Dec | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2018 | Jun | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Mar | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Jun | 0 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Pug/Chihuahua | 2016 | Sep | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Rottweiler | 2018 | Sep | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Salukie | 2019 | Jul | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Shar Pei | 2018 | Nov | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2019 | Nov | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Shih Tzu | 2017 | Jul | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2019 | Jul | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Jul | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Sep | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Springer | 2019 | Feb | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Springer Spaniel Cross | 2017 | Jul | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Staffie | 2018 | Jan | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Jun | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Jul | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Aug | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Oct | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Staffie/Labrador Cross | 2020 | Nov | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Staffordshire Bull Terrier | 2018 | Sep | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Staffordshire Cross | 2020 | Feb | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Terrier | 2018 | Mar | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Jan | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Whippet | 2018 | Dec | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Aug | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Yorkshire Terrier | 2017 | Jul | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2018 | Oct | 2 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Yorkshire Terrier Cross | 2018 | Aug | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
|Unknown | 2016 | Feb | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2016 | May | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2016 | Jun | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2016 | Dec | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2017 | Apr | 2 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2018 | Jan | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2018 | Mar | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2018 | Apr | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2018 | Jun | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2019 | Aug | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2019 | Sep | 2 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2019 | Dec | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Feb | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Mar | 3 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Jun | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Sep | 2 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Oct | 1 |
|---------------------------------+-----------+------------+-------------|
| | 2020 | Nov | 1 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

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