Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (196)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

196. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of incidents of gun crime reported in each of the past four years to date; the number of such instances resulting in death; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21075/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Garda Síochána Act 2005 makes provision for the compilation and publication of crime statistics by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), as the national statistical agency, and the CSO has established a dedicated unit for this purpose.

I have requested the CSO to provide relevant statistics directly to the Deputy.