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Dogs: Crime

Volume 508: debated on Monday 22 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the incidence of the use of dogs in crime. (322945)

These data are not collected centrally. We are aware of the growing concerns about the use of dangerous dogs to harass and intimidate people. This has prompted the Government to introduce the new gang injunction power under the Policing and Crime Act 2009 and launch a public consultation on managing and controlling dangerous dogs.