Dangerous Dogs Act 1991: Convictions

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd December 2018.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people served a sentence of imprisonment for convictions under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each of the last three years.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The number of offenders sentenced to immediate custody for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, in England and Wales from 2015 to 2017 (the latest currently available data), can be obtained from the ‘Experimental Statistics: Principal Offence proceedings and outcomes by Home Office offence code data tool’ in the annual criminal justice statistics publication, linked below. Select the below offence codes from the ‘offence code’ drop down box:

821 Owner or person in charge allowing dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place injuring any person

822 Owner or person in charge allowing dog to enter a non-public place and injure any person

11112 Breeding or breeding from a fighting dog

11113 Selling, exchanging, offering, advertising or exposing for sale a fighting dog

11114 Giving or offering to give a fighting dog or dangerous dog

11115 Allowing a fighting dog to be in a public place without a muzzle or a lead

11116 Abandoning, or allowing to stray, a fighting dog

11117 Possess or have custody of a fighting dog

11118 Owner or person in charge allowing dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place, without injury being caused

11119 Owner or person in charge allowing dog to enter a non- public place causing reasonable apprehension of injury to a person

11125 Owner / person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control - no injury

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2017

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