Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (544)

Alan Farrell

Question:

544. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of fixed-charge penalty notices issued in each of the years 2007 to 2018, for public order related offences by Garda sub-district in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34801/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Since 31 July 2008, offences under section 4 and section 5 of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994, as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 2006, may be dealt with by way of a fixed charge notice.

I am advised by the Garda authorities that the collating the information sought by the Deputy by Garda sub-district would require a disproportionate amount of Garda time.  

However, An Garda Síochána has provided detail of the fixed charged notices issued for public order offences by Garda Division from 2008 – 30 June 2019.  This information is set out in the attached table, for the information of the Deputy.  I would emphasise that An Garda Síochána has informed me that these figures are provisional, operational and subject to change.

Fixed Charge Notices for Public Order Offences

Division

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total

Cavan/Monaghan

4

83

92

189

329

256

268

265

298

304

365

154

2607

Clare

1

105

298

196

241

283

228

178

249

261

289

87

2416

Cork City

48

511

730

653

732

441

288

235

209

259

307

132

4545

Cork North

52

241

353

460

504

390

395

388

435

435

345

162

4160

Cork West

6

99

166

132

157

111

137

126

117

129

135

53

1368

D.M.R. Eastern

14

51

44

40

36

44

20

15

41

125

126

47

603

D.M.R. North Central

33

62

48

42

26

34

31

21

29

89

190

77

682

D.M.R. Northern

14

72

56

66

92

95

55

77

130

142

204

75

1078

D.M.R. South Central

49

214

142

156

154

148

66

63

108

184

209

72

1565

D.M.R. Southern

27

66

20

42

48

38

40

49

91

154

185

95

855

D.M.R. Western

12

96

94

120

231

119

91

79

164

236

319

158

1719

Donegal

48

127

173

354

369

251

245

312

412

395

487

258

3431

Galway

6

518

634

876

935

787

737

891

928

861

810

353

8336

Kerry

2

28

134

339

759

605

585

691

574

558

515

261

5051

Kildare

16

39

9

35

33

52

83

68

176

263

387

197

1358

Kilkenny/Carlow

66

608

786

839

824

600

594

455

562

657

684

353

7028

Laois/Offaly

17

65

80

111

140

114

146

142

223

217

233

142

1630

Limerick

7

11

151

234

331

235

215

222

336

342

367

189

2640

Louth

3

36

37

58

92

29

45

50

89

155

206

72

872

Mayo

5

142

363

346

433

328

340

376

436

320

362

143

3594

Meath

14

39

34

28

94

69

64

63

112

181

118

83

899

Roscommon/

Longford

3

28

24

29

25

47

48

112

165

149

42

672

Sligo/Leitrim

6

5

25

62

170

153

177

297

258

215

285

133

1786

Tipperary

1

21

124

194

175

207

238

246

210

405

461

187

2469

Waterford

75

466

461

500

441

505

366

329

323

225

237

118

4046

Westmeath

31

62

87

110

143

148

136

171

220

209

190

103

1610

Wexford

5

42

112

203

236

243

166

230

353

348

407

184

2529

Wicklow

8

82

61

65

92

182

244

183

161

238

235

107

1658

Total

570

3894

5342

6474

7846

6492

6047

6270

7356

8072

8807

4037

71207

Note: Figures supplied from An Garda Síochána for the period 2008-30 June 2019 and compiled as of the 08/08/2019. All figures are provisional, operational and subject to change.