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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 30 November 2021

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Questions (482)

Sorca Clarke

Question:

482. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons currently in prison for burglary and who are due to be released in 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026, in tabular form. [58524/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by my officials in the Irish Prison Service that on 19 November 2021 there were 361 people in custody whose most serious offence was burglary.

Of this, 294 were sentenced and 67 were being held for trial or on remand.

A detailed breakdown of those serving sentences for burglary is set out in the tables below.

Table 1. All Prisoners in Custody For Burglary or Related Offences on 19 November 2021

Committal Status

Total

Sentenced

294

Trial and Remand

67

Total

361

Table 2. Burglary and Related Offences Sentenced Prisoners on 19 November 2021

Offence Description

TOTAL

AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

50

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

3

BURGLARY

239

BURGLARY (INTENT)

1

POSSESSION OF ARTICLES/COURSE OF COMMITTING CRIME

1

Total

294

Table 3. Burglary and Related Offences Sentenced Prisoners on 19 November 2021 with an earliest release date from 2022 to 2026.

OFFENCE DESCRIPTION

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

TOTAL

AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

16

11

11

8

1

31

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

2

1

1

BURGLARY

122

52

23

15

2

92

BURGLARY (INTENT)

1

0

POSSESSION OF ARTICLES/COURSE OF COMMITTING CRIME

1

0

Total

142

64

34

23

3

266

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