Disclosure Details

Banned dog breeds - 1066/16

Dated: 02 Nov 2016

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

Thank you for your e mail dated 3 September 2016 in which you made 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:

For the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 to date: 

1. How many of each of the following banned dog breeds was seized by your authority?

- Pit Bull Terrier

- Japanese Tosa

- Dogo Argentino

- Fila Braziliero

- Banned breed cross

2. Of the banned breeds seized by your authority how many were put to sleep / disposed of?

- Pit Bull Terrier

- Japanese Tosa

- Dogo Argentino

- Fila Braziliero

- Banned breed cross 

3. How many of each of the following banned dog breeds were returned to their owners by your authority?

- Pit Bull Terrier

- Japanese Tosa

- Dogo Argentino

- Fila Braziliero

- Banned breed cross

4. How many warnings were given out by your police authority for the following offences?

- Selling a banned dog

- Abandoning a banned dog

- Giving away a banned dog

- Breeding from a banned dog

5. How many fines were served by your police authority for the following offences?

- Selling a banned dog

- Abandoning a banned dog

- Giving away a banned dog

- Breeding from a banned dog 

6.  What was the total value of fines served by your police authority?

- Selling a banned dog

- Abandoning a banned dog

- Giving away a banned dog

- Breeding from a banned dog 

7. How many people have been imprisoned for the following offences within your police authority?

- Selling a banned dog

- Abandoning a banned dog

- Giving away a banned dog

- Breeding from a banned 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 within 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 below attached.

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes. 

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

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FOI 1066-16