Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (580)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

580. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of drug driving arrests made by county in the south-eastern Garda division from 2014 to 2018, inclusive, and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14159/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As arrest data is not recorded by the Department, I have asked An Garda Síochána whether these statistics can be compiled. Once a report is received, I will forward the data directly to the Deputy.

The Deputy may already be aware that similar data on recorded crime offences for "driving/in charge of a vehicle under the influence of drugs", by division and quarter is publically available from the Central Statistics Office under classification code 0413:

https://www.cso.ie/px/pxeirestat/Statire/SelectVarVal/Define.asp?maintable=CJQ03&PLanguage=0