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Pets: Theft

Question for Home Office

UIN 52303, tabled on 8 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pets were reported stolen in 2015.

Answered on

20 December 2016

The Home Office holds statistics on notifiable offences recorded by the police. The police record offences of thefts in a number of categories and supply this information to the Home Office. Thefts of pets in general as well as dogs and cats more specifically are most likely to be recorded within ‘other theft’ and cannot be separately identified within this category.

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Home Office
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