Dog thefts and attempted thefts for 2019-2020

Brian Slack made this Freedom of Information request to South Yorkshire Police

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Dear South Yorkshire Police,

Please provide the number of reported dog thefts and attempted dog thefts per month for 2019 and 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Brian Slack

FOI, South Yorkshire Police

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Dear Brian Slack


Re your request (reference number above):


Please provide the number of reported dog thefts and attempted dog thefts
per month for 2019 and 2020.



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South Yorkshire Police
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