Rise of Dog Attacks in Kent

Kent has seen a rise of more than 300% in dog attacks taking place in the county since 2012, according to Kent Police in records revealed to KentOnline.com.

The newspaper says in 2012 100 dog attacks took place in public places, yet in 2014 this figure rose to 457.

Speaking of the findings to the Kent newspaper, Trevor Cooper, a legal expert in the field of dogs said: “There is a perception that the number of dog attacks is on the rise and these statistics seem to bear this out. It could be because there are more dogs around than ever before, there could be more victims, or police are more inclined to take action.

He continued, “Dogs should be appropriately trained and socialised by the owner. It’s one of those basic things people need to do with any dog they get.”

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