Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (207)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

207. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide in tabular form a breakdown of the number of convicted persons imprisoned for six months, for five months, for four months, for three months, for two months and for one month in 2012; if he will further provide a breakdown of the categories of crime these persons were imprisoned for and a gender breakdown of same. [33680/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

In 2012, 11,202 or 83% of all committals under sentence were for sentences of 6 months or less. This category also includes those committed (8,304) as a consequence of the non-payment of a court ordered fine.

A full breakdown of the number of convicted persons imprisoned for six months, for five months, for four months, for three months, for two months and for one month in 2012 is set out in the following table. In cases where a person is serving multiple sentences, they are categorised on the basis of their most serious offence.

Female

Group Name

1 month

1 to 2 months

2 to 3 months

3 to 4 months

4 to 5 months

5 to 6 months

Sexual Offences

0

0

2

0

0

0

Attempts/Threat to Murder, Assaults and Related Offences

15

2

7

3

7

6

Dangerous or Negligent Acts

113

6

4

1

1

1

Robbery, Extortion and Hijacking Offences

1

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary and Related Offences

0

0

1

2

2

1

Theft and Related Offences

99

22

24

20

10

29

Fraud, Deception and Related Offences

16

4

10

3

0

5

Controlled Drug Offences

34

1

3

1

1

0

Weapons and Explosives Offences

1

0

0

0

0

0

Damage to Property and the Environment

52

3

4

1

0

4

Public Order and Social Code Offences

152

19

16

3

0

3

Road and Traffic Offences

712

62

24

7

2

4

Offences re Government, Justice Procedures and Organisation of Crime

229

6

7

4

1

5

Offences Not Elsewhere Classified

181

3

2

2

0

2

Total

1,476

128

104

47

24

60

Male

Group Name

1 month

1 to 2 months

2 to 3 months

3 to 4 months

4 to 5 months

5 to 6 months

Sexual Offences

2

0

2

4

1

5

Attempts/Threat to Murder, Assaults and Related Offences

59

27

44

53

22

48

Dangerous or Negligent Acts

634

66

66

57

47

44

Robbery, Extortion and Hijacking Offences

0

0

0

0

0

5

Burglary and Related Offences

19

8

27

27

21

46

Theft and Related Offences

226

61

82

77

58

130

Fraud, Deception and Related Offences

151

35

36

19

7

20

Controlled Drug Offences

342

33

48

25

14

48

Weapons and Explosives Offences

37

4

14

19

3

32

Damage to Property and the Environment

123

28

37

33

15

47

Public Order and Social Code Offences

1,145

252

140

32

16

31

Road and Traffic Offences

2,375

246

200

102

100

68

Offences re Government, Justice Procedures and Organisation of Crime

785

41

45

38

12

35

Offences Not Elsewhere Classified

343

36

26

12

4

13

Total

6,241

837

767

498

320

572