Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (147)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

147 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of killings, non-fatal shootings, beatings or stabbings which have been recorded as being attributable to the activities of organised criminals throughout the country in the past 12 months; if those involved have been charged in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2633/04]

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

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the crime statistics are not compiled in such a manner as to provide the information sought by the Deputy. The crime recording system does not distinguish between offences which are attributable to the activities of organised criminals and those which are not.