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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Tuesday, 10 May 1988

Vol. 380 No. 4

Written Answers. - Crime Statistics.

71.

asked the Minister for Justice if, in view of recent reports concerning crime levels, he will supply the crime statistics for each four month period from January 1986 to date.

Records are not maintained by the Garda Authorities in a manner which would enable the information sought to be provided without the expenditure of a disproportionate amount of Garda time. Figures are, of course, readily available for the full years 1986 and 1987 and have been compiled for the first three-month period of each of the years 1986-88. These figures are as follows:

Number of indictable offences recorded by the Garda for the full years 1986 and 1987:

Year

Total number of indictable crimes recorded

1986

86,574

1987

85,358 (provisional)

Number of indictable offences recorded by the Garda for the first three months of 1986, 1987 and 1988:

Period

Total number of indictable crimes recorded

1 January 1986 — 31 March 1986

20,871

1 January 1987 — 31 March 1987

19,885

1 January 1988 — 31 March 1988

21,252 (provisional)

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