Tuesday, 8 November 2005

Ceisteanna (459, 460)

Richard Bruton

Ceist:

546 Mr. Bruton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the crime figures and the detection rates by the Garda in 2003 and 2004, classified by headline and non-headline crime, and to date compared to the same period in 2004. [32924/05]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I have made inquires of the Garda authorities and the information requested by the Deputy is laid out in the following tables. The statistics provided for 2004 and 2005 are provisional and liable to change.

Table 1 Headline Offences Recorded and Detected in 2004 and 2003

2004

2003

Recorded

Detected

% Detection Rate

Recorded

Detected

% Detection Rate

98,964

34,398

35%

103.360

37,184

36%

Table 2 Non-Headline Offences Recorded and Detected in 2004 and 2003

2005

2004

Recorded

Detected

% Detection Rate

Recorded

Detected

% Detection Rate

189,093

131,558

70%

176,607

126,152

71%

Table 3 Headline Offences Recorded and Detected from 1 January to 31 October 2004 and 2005

2005

2004

Recorded

Detected

% Detection Rate

Recorded

Detected

% Detection Rate

84,509

28,446

34%

82,957

29,599

36%

Table 4 Non-Headline Offences Recorded and Detected from 1 January to 31 October 2004 and 2005

2005

2004

Recorded

Detected

% Detection Rate

Recorded

Detected

% Detection Rate

172,876

118,421

69%

161,798

114,766

71%

Richard Bruton

Ceist:

547 Mr. Bruton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the latest estimates available to him of assaults causing harm in Dublin, and in the rest of the country. [32925/05]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I have made inquiries of the Garda authorities and the information requested by the Deputy is laid out in the following table. It shows the number of assaults causing harm in each Garda division for the first nine months of 2005. In 2004, the total number of recorded assaults causing harm in the State was 3,867, with 2,393 detected. The figures provided in the Garda Síochána annual report for 2003 show a total of 3,926 recorded and 2,589 detected assaults causing harm. The statistics provided are provisional and liable to change.

Assault Causing Harm Offences Recorded and Detected from 1 January 2005 to 30 September 2005

Division

Recorded

Detected

Mayo

98

68

Clare

61

35

Kerry

75

41

Donegal

146

79

Wexford

93

61

Limerick

137

69

Cork City

175

104

Cork West

85

69

Tipperary

85

43

Cork North

88

47

Galway West

107

63

Louth/Meath

176

99

Laois/Offaly

86

66

Sligo/Leitrim

53

19

Carlow/Kildare

157

111

Cavan/Monaghan

144

108

D.M.R Eastern

140

60

D.M.R Western

183

77

D.M.R Northern

166

93

D.M.R Southern

166

80

Longford/Westmeath

82

44

Waterford/Kilkenny

136

95

D.M.R North Central

163

76

D.M.R South Central

189

95

Roscommon/Galway East

56

29

Totals

3,047

1,731