Written Answers. - Petty Crime.

Ivor Callely


128 Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Justice if her attention has been drawn to the public concern at the increase in petty crime, particularly in the Dublin Metropolitan Area; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9295/97]

It is not clear what the Deputy means by petty crime. I understand that provisional figures for the first two months of 1997 show that there has been a decrease in the number of indictable offences recorded in the Dublin Metropolitan Area as compared to the corresponding period in 1996.