Over the last few months I’ve seen quite a few posts on social media which indicate dog attacks are getting worse in local areas. I thought I’d try to investigate whether its true, or just rumour.
To investigate further I’ve logged the following freedom of information request with Eastleigh Borough Council.
Dear Eastleigh Borough Council,
I have assumed attacks are broken down by category, ie, human dog bite, another dog attacked.
Could you please provide;
- The number of dog attacks broken down monthly and by category over the past 5 years.
- The number of dangerous dog reports broken down monthly and by category over the past 5 years.
- The number of nuisance dog reports broken down monthly and by category over the past 5 years.
- A count of occurrences for each reported dog which has attacked.
For avoidance of doubt, I am making these requests under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.
I’ll be really interested in the results.