Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (751)

Seán Crowe

Question:

873 Mr. Crowe asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of cars stolen in the Dublin South-West area in each of the past 12 months; and how this compares with figures over the past five years. [1482/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I have had inquiries made with the Garda authorities and the information sought by the Deputy is outlined in the following tables. The Deputy will note that, although the figure remains high, the 2003 total is the lowest recorded in the past five years.

Unauthorised takings — Dublin West Area — 2003

Month

Number

January

202

February

182

March

248

April

232

May

270

June

213

July

198

August

185

September

217

October

233

November

223

December

209

Total

2,612

Unauthorised takings — Dublin West Area 1999-2003

Year

Number

2003

2,612

2002

2,917

2001

3,190

2000

3,226

1999

2,743