Dog use in anti-social behaviour

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3566
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Incidences of anti-social behaviour using dogs are not evenly spread across London. Where do you believe the problem is concentrated, and what work has the MPS done in these areas to counter this behaviour?

Answer

Answer for Dog use in anti-social behaviour

Answer for Dog use in anti-social behaviour

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Anti-social behaviour relating to dogs is recorded in a number of ways by the MPS depending on whether the matter amounts to a recordable crime or not.

Low level incidents of ASB are recorded on 'Airspace', the MPS's case management system for ASB. Such matters are managed at Ward level. Operational oversight of recordable crime is managed by the Status Dog Unit who deal with dogs out of control and prohibited types. There are generally higher levels of dogs coming to notice in the North and East areas of London.

The MPS have begun a multi-agency partnership pilot with the borough of Sutton. This early intervention scheme regarding irresponsible dog ownership is to be rolled out amongst other identified problem boroughs before being implemented MPS wide.