Dáil Éireann - Volume 334 - 06 May, 1982
Written Answers. - Stolen Vehicles.
Mr. Harte Mr. Harte
 258. Mr. Harte asked the Minister for Justice the number of vehicles stolen in each of the past ten years; and the number recovered.
Minister for Justice (Mr. Doherty) Sean (Longford-Roscommon) Doherty
Minister for Justice (Mr. Doherty): The number of larcenies of vehicles and the  numbers recovered in each of the past ten years are set out in the tabular statement hereunder. The statement also sets out the numbers of unauthorised takings of vehicles because in most cases what are commonly referred to as larcenies of cars are not larcenies in the legal sense but unauthorised takings.
Following is the statement:
Note: Columns 1 and 2: The figures shown for the years 1972 and 1973 are for the 12 months ended 30 September. The figures for 1974 are for the 12 months ended 30 September and for the final quarter of that year. From 1975 onwards the figures are in respect of the calendar year.
Column 3: The figures are in respect of the calender year. The vehicles in all such cases are recovered.
Dáil Éireann 334 Written Answers. Stolen Vehicles.