Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ceisteanna (309)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

309. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons convicted of burglary in Limerick city in each of the years 2014 to 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27518/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

As the Deputy is aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions, which include the provision of information on the courts system.

However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has provided a report on number of persons convicted of burglary offences for 2014 – 2018 in Limerick Court Area. The Courts Service has advised that this report relates to the District Court Area of Limerick, which includes the venues in Limerick city and Kilmallock.

The Courts Service has further advised that data can only be provided where standard offence codes are used by prosecutors on the Criminal Case Tracking System (CCTS).

Report on number of persons convicted of burglary offences for 2014 - 2018 in Limerick Court Area

Year

Persons convicted of burglary offences in Limerick Court Area

2014

88

2015

70

2016

57

2017

46

2018

59