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Crime Data

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 19 November 2013

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Ceisteanna (544)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

544. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of drink driving incidents that occurred here per annum from 2005 to date in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49598/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Garda Síochána Act 2005 makes provision for the compilation and publication of crime statistics by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), as the national statistical agency, and the CSO has established a dedicated unit for this purpose.

I have requested the CSO to provide statistics directly to the Deputy relating to the number of recorded offences in respect of incidents of driving in charge of a vehicle while over the legal alcohol limit.

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