HC Deb 05 June 1991 vol 192 c234W
Sir John Wheeler

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases have been brought in respect of powerful breeds of dog, including rottweilers, pit-bull terriers, the Tosa and dobermans, in respect of powers or offences under(a) section 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, in respect of a dog owner's recklessness, (b) section 28 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847, (c) section 2 of the Dogs Act 1871, (d) section 1 of the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953, (e) the Animals Act 1971 and (f) the Dangerous Dogs Act 1989 since 1989.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

The following information relates to offences in 1989, the latest year for which statistics are available, and covers all types of dog.

Prosecutions Convictions Cautions
Town Police Clauses Act 1847 93 60 71
Dogs Act 1871 and Dangerous Dogs Act 1898 967 166 1,112
Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 466 395 66

No statistics are available for civil cases concerning dogs brought under the Animals Act 1971, or for offences specifically relating to attacks involving dogs under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.

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