Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (125)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

125. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 119 of 16 May 2017 and 505 of 16 January 2018, the number of persons arrested for drink driving by An Garda Síochána by age, gender, county and Garda district in each of the years 2007 to 2017. [20587/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I have requested a report from An Garda Síochána in relation to the statistics sought by the Deputy and I will be in contact with the Deputy directly on receipt of this report.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
I refer to Parliamentary Question 119 of 16 May 2017, in which you asked for the number of persons convicted and arrested for speeding by age, gender, county and Garda district for each year from 2007. I refer also to Parliamentary Questions 505 of 16 January 2018 and 125 of 10 May 2018, in which you sought an update on same.
As you will recall, having provided data from the Courts Service in relation to the first part of your query (the number of persons convicted), I undertook to have further enquiries made in relation to the latter part (the number of persons arrested), and officials in my Department contacted An Garda Síochána in this regard. A copy of the data provided by An Garda Síochána is in the table. As can been seen, divisional boundaries have realigned over the course of the period under review. I am informed by the Garda authorities that, in respect of historical data, detections are recorded on PULSE as per Divisional boundaries in existence in the time of detection, and that to amalgamate these figures into the current divisional boundaries would require a manual trawl through each incident on PULSE.
Furthermore, I am informed by An Garda Síochána that information in terms of the age and gender of the persons arrested/prosecuted for drink driving offences is not readily available and that the collation of such data would require the expenditure of a disproportionate amount of Garda time.
It will be noted from the attached table that there is one arrest that has not been associated with a Garda Division and is recorded as ‘Unknown’.
With respect to this record, I am advised by the Garda authorities that this is due to a data field being left blank at the time that the incident was created on PULSE. It has not been possible to identify the location of this arrest at this time as the data extract from PULSE utilised to create the statistics provided did not contain sufficient information to identify individual records. To identify the location of these arrests would require a full data extract from PULSE for the year in question and a manual trawl of records which is not feasible at this time. I am advised that this issue is being reviewed by Garda IT and will be addressed.
I am assured that the omission of the data field in question would not affect the processing of the incident.
I hope these statistics will be of assistance.
Breakdown, by Garda Division, of the number of persons arrested for driving while intoxicated 2007 – 2018 (as of the 01/05/2018).

Divisions

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Unknown*

1

0

0

0

0

0

Carlow/Kildare

270

204

49

Cavan/Monaghan

1079

939

710

562

508

457

Clare

527

441

343

328

258

203

Cork City

974

904

646

601

592

511

Cork North

640

594

529

459

380

328

Cork West

433

464

349

339

258

271

D.M.R. Eastern

415

353

354

338

283

255

D.M.R. North Central

492

560

427

332

264

259

D.M.R. Northern

1191

1216

1118

836

694

556

D.M.R. South Central

739

623

490

374

345

296

D.M.R. Southern

909

783

668

548

466

402

D.M.R. Western

1519

1392

1103

910

721

601

Donegal

951

732

626

516

406

408

Galway Div

917

828

811

754

567

471

Galway West

27

28

Kerry

544

557

438

453

377

343

Kildare Div

516

497

494

400

348

334

Kilkenny/Carlow

565

472

522

434

380

412

Laois/Offaly

628

536

355

347

293

265

Limerick

847

853

662

544

473

390

Longford/Westmeath

78

62

Louth Div

601

609

610

415

305

228

Louth/Meath

91

61

Mayo

451

461

388

302

255

232

Meath Div

615

588

551

437

371

283

Roscommon/Galway (East)

14

20

Roscommon/Longford Div

363

319

263

249

216

196

Sligo/Leitrim

456

363

358

262

234

175

Tipperary

750

691

565

504

407

317

Waterford Div

496

436

379

351

287

325

Waterford/Kilkenny

20

33

11

Westmeath Div

466

401

370

285

242

252

Wexford Div

615

557

471

383

372

379

Wexford/Wicklow

62

19

Wicklow Div

565

461

454

337

275

214

table cont.

Divisions

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018YTD(1/1 - 30/4)

Unknown*

0

0

0

0

0

0

Carlow/Kildare

Cavan/Monaghan

365

360

332

409

449

124

Clare

187

209

195

226

229

71

Cork City

410

404

361

366

402

114

Cork North

311

326

311

332

352

114

Cork West

269

205

228

239

255

76

D.M.R. Eastern

160

164

141

115

170

49

D.M.R. North Central

199

176

171

225

200

71

D.M.R. Northern

487

425

384

406

386

117

D.M.R. South Central

214

165

195

178

179

55

D.M.R. Southern

319

331

250

277

252

89

D.M.R. Western

408

418

403

402

445

137

Donegal

353

329

356

390

442

108

Galway Div

499

469

552

555

562

165

Galway West

Kerry

320

313

328

318

355

114

Kildare Div

336

293

281

341

439

155

Kilkenny/Carlow

308

279

263

282

286

83

Laois/Offaly

196

218

210

248

354

95

Limerick

297

326

352

383

391

99

Longford/Westmeath

Louth Div

173

189

166

212

201

72

Louth/Meath

Mayo

181

201

194

225

304

88

Meath Div

278

243

237

291

337

106

Roscommon/Galway (East)

Roscommon/Longford Div

174

177

159

173

233

67

Sligo/Leitrim

130

162

147

155

191

46

Tipperary

330

362

330

314

477

151

Waterford Div

253

248

225

269

268

67

Waterford/Kilkenny

Westmeath Div

182

195

197

248

249

54

Wexford Div

271

238

255

287

337

87

Wexford/Wicklow

Wicklow Div

197

169

194

201

176

49