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Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 - Fife Charges

7 January 2013

Freedom of Information Request: Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 - Fife Charges

Thank you for your email dated 27 November 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) as follows:

"I would like to make a request under the above legislation for information relating to dog bites reported to your department over the period of one calendar year past, from the date of this letter above.

Table 1: Charges under Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 reported to Procurator Fiscal in Fife, 28 November 2011 to 27 November 2012

Total charges reported



20

Charges where court proceedings commenced

15

of which

convictions

3

of which

Fine

2



Admonished

1

 

Note: Court proceedings are still ongoing for nine charges reported between 28 November 2011 and 27 November 2012

 Table 2: Charges under Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 reported to Procurator Fiscal in Fife, 2002-03 to 2011-12





2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

Total charges reported

27

33

49

27

46

37

9

15

3

23

Charges where court proceedings commenced

5

14

13

2

17

12

2

10

2

12

of which

convictions

2

4

6

1

10

2

0

3

1

7

of which

Imprisonment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2



Community Payback Order

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2



Fine

2

2

3

1

7

1

0

2

1

2



Compensation

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0



Dog Ordered Destroyed

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0



Admonished

0

2

2

0

2

0

0

0

0

1



Other

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

 

Note: Court proceedings are still ongoing for one charge reported in 2011-12