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Crime Data

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 8 July 2014

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Ceisteanna (634, 635)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

634. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of bicycle thefts per annum per Garda district for the past five years; her plans to address this problem; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29307/14]

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Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

635. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of convictions for bicycle theft per Garda district in the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29308/14]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 634 and 635 together.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that a range of operational measures are pursued to combat bicycle theft and to target those who may engage in it, and there is ongoing provision by An Garda Síochána of crime prevention information, and awareness raising among the general public in relation to bicycle theft. Insofar as the statistics sought are concerned, 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.

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