Written Answers. - Crime Levels.

Enda Kenny

Question:

163 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the comparative crime levels under all headings for each of the past two years for Castlebar, County Mayo, Ballinasloe, County Galway, Thurles, County Tipperary, Dungarvan, County Waterford, Navan, County Meath, Letterkenny, County Donegal and Portlaoise, County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22327/98]

The crime statistics for 1996 and 1997 which the Deputy is looking for are set out in the following tables.

Castlebar, County Mayo

1996

1997

Recorded

Detected

Recorded

Detected

Offences against the person

0

0

7

6

Offences against Property

108

42

111

45

Larcenies etc.

146

62

139

51

Other

0

0

1

1

Total

254

104

258

103

Percentage Detected: 1996, 41 per cent; 1997, 40 per cent.
Ballinasloe, County Galway

1996

1997

Recorded

Detected

Recorded

Detected

Offences against the person

2

2

5

3

Offences against Property

139

83

126

64

Larcenies etc.

92

62

107

69

Other

1

1

0

0

Total

234

148

238

136

Percentage Detacted: 1996, 63 per cent, 1997, 57 per cent.
Thurles, County Tipperary

1996

1997

Recorded

Detected

Recorded

Detected

Offences against the person

20

19

21

20

Offences against Property

127

61

112

56

Larcenies etc.

104

59

132

86

Other

2

2

0

0

Total

253

141

265

162

Percentage Detected: 1996, 56 per cent; 1997, 61 per cent.
Dungarvan, County Waterford

1996

1997

Recorded

Detected

Recorded

Detected

Offences against the person

7

6

26

26

Offences against Property

211

111

223

123

Larcenies etc.

174

104

149

90

Other

2

2

2

2

Total

394

223

400

241

Percentage Detected: 1996, 57 per cent; 1997, 60 per cent.
Navan, County Meath

1996

1997

Recorded

Detected

Recorded

Detected

Offences against the person

15

14

20

17

Offences against Property

537

258

543

215

Larcenies etc.

452

251

425

196

Other

7

7

11

11

Total

1,011

530

999

439

Percentage Detected: 1996, 52 per cent; 1997, 44 per cent.
Letterkenny, County Donegal

1996

1997

Recorded

Detected

Recorded

Detected

Offences against the person

14

11

20

11

Offences against Property

317

143

344

165

Larcenies etc.

259

138

283

159

Other

3

3

7

7

Total

593

295

654

342

Percentage Detected: 1996, 50 per cent; 1997, 52 per cent.
Portlaoise, County Laois

1996

1997

Recorded

Detected

Recorded

Detected

Offences against the person

17

17

14

13

Offences against Property

211

95

294

114

Larcenies etc.

190

112

239

147

Other

5

4

19

19

Total

423

228

566

293

Percentage Detected: 1996, 54 per cent; 1997, 52 per cent.