Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (132, 134)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

132. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of offences committed by perpetrators of all ages while on bail in each of the past five years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4651/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

134. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of crimes committed and reported in each of the past five years to date with reference to both urban and rural areas; the degree to which the perpetrators were on bail at the time of the alleged offences; the extent to which convictions followed by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4653/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 132 and 134 together.

As the Deputy will be aware, the Central Statistics Office (CSO), as the national statistical agency, is responsible for the compilation and publication of all crime statistics. The table shows the number of crime incidents which are recorded as having at least one offender on bail for the years 2013-2017. The Deputy will have received this information as part of the response to Parliamentary Question No. 68 for answer today.

I have asked officials in my Department to engage with the CSO in relation to the additional information sought by the Deputy and I will contact him directly when the information is to hand.

No. of Crime Incidents which are Recorded as having at least one Offender on Bail for the years 2013 - 2017

Incident Type

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

01 Homicide Offences

7

10

8

4

5

02 Sexual Offences

20

26

28

24

30

03 Attempts/Threats to Murder, assaults, harassments and related offences

504

669

745

746

912

04 Dangerous or Negligent Acts

216

300

326

431

502

05 Kidnapping and Related Offences

7

6

16

8

13

06 Robbery, Extortion and Hijacking Offences

285

399

371

322

351

07 Burglary and Related Offences

1241

1674

1532

1331

1342

08 Theft and Related Offences

4116

5136

5636

6007

6907

09 Fraud, Deception and Related Offences

168

224

281

243

248

10 Controlled Drug Offences

1163

1822

1883

1987

2035

11 Weapons and Explosives Offences

337

438

463

436

463

12 Damage to Property and to the Environment

641

878

901

866

841

13 Public Order and other Social Code Offences

2841

3713

4558

4258

5180

15 Offences against Government, Justice Procedures and Organisation of Crime

4777

6629

8073

8823

9519