Norwich among the worst cities for dog poo complaints

Message to dog owners. Clean it Up slogan on the pavement in Gorleston.
Picture: James Bass

People in Norwich complain about dog poo more than any other city in the country apart from York, a new study has found. - Credit: Archant

People in Norwich complain about dog poo more than any other city in the country apart from York, a new study has found.

Protect My Paws has revealed a list of UK cities which love to moan about pooch mess.

On its website, it states: “According to Statista, there are an estimated 12.5 million dogs in the UK. That’s a whole lotta pooches to pet and walk and a whole lotta poop to clean up too. 

“But it doesn’t just stink. It doesn’t just look bad. It’s dangerous. 

It continues: “We made a list of poop-related keywords.  

“Then, using Twitter API, we analysed and extracted tweets featuring those words. We extrapolated data to calculate the numbers for a whole year. We then compared the number of tweets with population figures and ranked the UK cities.” 

Norwich scored 89.3 “of Tweets yearly per 100,000 population”.  

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The worst city in the UK was York with 97.6 and third place was Manchester with 82.8.  

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