Dog Thefts

Reference Number: 

20171421
Dates

Request Date: 

Wednesday, 9 August, 2017

Response Date: 

Wednesday, 30 August, 2017

Request Details: 

1) How many dogs were stolen in the area covered by your force during the following time periods.

January 1 2017 to July 31 2017

January 1 2016 to December 31 2016

January 1 2015 to December 31 2015

January 1 2014 to December 31 2014

January 1 2013 to December 31 2013

2) What were the breeds of the dogs stolen during the following time periods?

January 1 2017 to July 31 2017

January 1 2016 to December 31 2016

January 1 2015 to December 31 2015

January 1 2014 to December 31 2014

January 1 2013 to December 31 2013

3) How old were the dogs stolen during the following time periods?

January 1 2017 to July 31 2017

January 1 2016 to December 31 2016

January 1 2015 to December 31 2015

January 1 2014 to December 31 2014

January 1 2013 to December 31 2013

SYP Response: 

I approached our Crime Management System (CMS) Administrator for assistance with your request. The CMS system is used to record complaints or allegations of those matters, which the Home Office specify should be recorded as ‘crimes’.

They were able to provide me with data from which the attached spreadsheet has been compiled, and the following explanation of her search criteria:

Q 2 & 3 – " breeds / age of dog is not mandated on CMS, however this information may be recorded on within the free text field within the Property table"

I have searched the data provided by CMS in the free text field and checked each entry to ascertain if breed or age details are included. I have included that data where recorded.

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