Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (483)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

483. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to rectify a situation on the PULSE system (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18972/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware, An Garda Síochána use the PULSE system for the recording of reported crime as well as a range of other incidents.

I am advised by the Garda authorities that the Garda PULSE system currently provides for 34 incident categories and 288 incident types. These are both crime and non-crime incidents.

An Garda Síochána have advised that "lurching" is not provided for in legislation and therefore does not appear as an incident type or category of PULSE. The categories of crimes recorded are based on the information provided or the nature of the complaint. 

In this instance, the actions outlined by the Deputy in the details supplied would come within the "public order offences" category and the incident type "trespassing", or, if damage was caused to the owners' property, "criminal damage".