Written Answers. - Dublin Crime Statistics.

229.

asked the Minister for Justice the number of cases of (a) burglary, (b) house breaking of dwelling houses; (c) breaking into commercial buildings; (d) attempted house breaking, and (e) entering with intent that occurred in 1980 and 1984 in the Dublin Metropolitan Area; the number and percentage detected; and the number of convictions obtained in each case.

Limerick East): The information sought by the Deputy is set out hereunder in so far as it is available. The offences referred to at (a) to (e) of the question are recorded as crimes of burglary and aggravated burglary.

Burglaries (including aggravated burglaries) recorded and detected in the Dublin Metropolitan Area.

Year

Type of Premises

Recorded

Detected

Detections as a percentage of offences recorded

No. of Convictions

Private dwellings

6,591

2,701

41.0%

1980

Other premises

5,404

2,318

42.9%

1,133*

Total

11,995

5,019

41.8%

Private dwellings

12,073

2,945

24.4%

1984

Other premises

7,838

2,436

31.1%

1,300*

Total

19,911

5,381

27.0%

* Court proceedings in connection with many of the offences committed in a particular year would still be outstanding before the courts at the end of that particular year.