Hare Coursing: Prosecutions

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Sue Hayman Sue Hayman Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful prosecutions there have been for hare coursing in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Ministry of Justice has published data on the number of prosecutions and convictions for hare coursing offences in England and Wales for the years 2013 to 2018. This data is available in the Principal offence proceedings and outcomes by Home Office offence code data tool available here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804510/HO-code-tool-principal-offence-2018.xlsx

Related offences include:

  • Participating in a hare coursing event
  • Attending a hare coursing event
  • Knowingly facilitating a hare coursing event
  • Permitting land to be used for the purpose of a hare coursing event
  • Permitting etc a dog to participate in a hare coursing event

Search for ‘hare coursing’ in the Detailed offence filter and select the offences of interest.

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