Dangerous Dogs

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been (a) proceeded against and (b) convicted of an offence under section 2 of the Dogs Act 1871 in England in each year from 1997 to 2014.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been (a) proceeded against and (b) convicted of offences under section 3(1) of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in England in each year from 1997 to 2014.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates’ courts and found guilty at all courts of offences under section 2 of the Dogs Act 1871 and Section 3(1) of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in England from 1997 to 2013 is in the table attached and has also been sent to the House Library.

Criminal court proceedings data for 2014 are planned for publication in May 2015.

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