Offenses under the Dangerous Dogs Act

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Dear Merseyside Police,

Could you please provide:

1) The number of dangerous dogs out of control seized under S3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act by the force, by year, since 2018
2) The number of arrests under the Dangerous Dogs Act performed by the force, by year, since 2018
3) For H1 2023 (start January to end June), could you please provide a breakdown of the number of dogs seized under S3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act by the force by breed.

Yours faithfully,

B Treloar

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Morning B Treloar

 

The Information Commissioner requires public authorities to ensure that a
Freedom of Information application is fully understood before providing a
response. Where there is ambiguity in an application, public authorities
are required to seek clarification of the information that you require. 
To enable Merseyside Police to meet your request could you please provide
this office with further information? I provide some guidance that may
assist you more clearly to describe the information.

 

Please clarify

 

1) The number of dangerous dogs out of control seized under S3 of the
Dangerous Dogs Act by the force, by year, since 2018

2) The number of arrests under the Dangerous Dogs Act performed by the
force, by year, since 2018

3) For H1 2023 (start January to end June), could you please provide a
breakdown of the number of dogs seized under S3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act
by the force by breed. – what does H1 2023 stand for? Is that the Date
Range of (January to end of June)?

 

 

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Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

Greg Taylor
Data Access Analyst
CJ Data Access

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