Written Answers. - Alarm Calls.

David Andrews

Question:

35 Mr. Andrews asked the Minister for Justice the number of alarm calls received by the Garda, the number of false and accidental calls; the number of property owners warned by the Garda that response will be withdrawn for excessive false or accidental calls and the number of premises to which response was withdrawn in the Garda Dublin Metropolitan District in each of the years from 1994 to 1996. [9100/97]

The information requested by the Deputy is as follows:

Total alarm calls received

1994

115,599

1995

118,930

1996

122,641

Total number of false or accidental calls

1994

95,497

1995

98,979

1996

101,574

Number of property owners warned of response withdrawal

1994

8,230

1995

5,430

1996

4,894

Number of premises where response withdrawn

1994

253

1995

29

1996

141