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Seòmar agus comataidhean

Question reference: S6W-27733

  • Date lodged: 21 May 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 3 June 2024


To ask the Scottish Government how it logs and collates incidents of dog attacks in each local authority area to understand the extent of any problem.


The Scottish Government does not collate data on dog attacks broken down by local authority area.

However, Public Health Scotland collects data provided by NHS Health Boards on the number of inpatient and day case admissions to hospital where a diagnosis of dog attack (bite or strike) was recorded.

I would refer you to the answer given to question S6W-24486 on 24 January 2024 for the available data from 2004 to 2022.

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