Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (714)

Paul Murphy

Question:

714. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the percentage of rape cases commenced and concluded in each of the years 2017 to 2019 which resulted in convictions. [38030/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy is aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions. This includes the provision of information on the courts system.

However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have made enquiries and the Courts Service has informed me that statistics in relation to rape cases are set out in the Courts Service Annual Reports, as available at the website of the Courts Service.

To be of further assistance, I have included links to the relevant Annual Reports as follows:

2019 Annual Report - https://www.courts.ie/acc/alfresco/9bd89c8a-3187-44c3-a2e9-ff0855e69cb5/CourtsServiceAnnualReport2019.pdf/pdf#view=fitH

2018 Annual Report - https://www.courts.ie/acc/alfresco/d3167a7a-2b47-4fc2-b654-6e657df2a01d/Courts%20Service%20Annual%20Report%202018.pdf/pdf#view=fitH

2017 Annual Report - https://www.courts.ie/acc/alfresco/4ef7111f-52fe-4ee5-a2c4-adc7e1d7db7a/Courts%20Service%20Annual%20Report%202017.pdf/pdf#view=fitH