Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (215)

John Deasy

Question:

215. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current number of persons incarcerated in Irish prisons; and the number for each of the last five years. [26484/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I can inform the Deputy that there were 4,245 persons in custody on 27 May 2013. A breakdown of the number of persons in custody on the same date for the previous five years are included in the table.

Number in custody

Year

4,245

2013

4,483

2012

4,465

2011

4,277

2010

3,905

2009

3,588

2008