Date lodged: 14 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many incidences of livestock theft have taken place in each year since 2007.
Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 10 January 2018
The information requested is not held centrally. The data the Scottish Government receives from Police Scotland is a general count of the number of crimes and offences recorded by the police, split by local authority, and the number cleared up by the police. We don’t receive further details on the characteristics of these crimes. This means we are unable to identify how many thefts involve livestock.