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Dangerous Dogs

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people resident in each local authority area were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (i) between the date of entry into force of the Act and 1997 and (ii) in 2009. (321963)

The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, England and Wales 1991 to 1997 and 2008 (latest available) has been placed in the House Library.

Court Proceedings data are not available at local authority area level.

The Ministry of Justice advise that court proceedings data for 2009 are planned for publication in the autumn of 2010.