Dáil Éireann - Volume 368 - 01 July, 1986

Written Answers. - Dublin Metropolitan Area Crime Statistics.

242. Dr. Woods asked the Minister for Justice the number of offences of (1) robbery and (2) armed robbery in each district in the Dublin Metropolitan Area in the first five months of 1986 or the most recent period for which figures are available; and for the same period in 1985.

Minister for Justice (Mr. Dukes): The information sought is set out in the tabular statement underneath.

Number of Robberies and Armed Robberies and Armed Aggravated Burglaries recorded by the Garda.

Garda District

Robberies

Armed Robberies and Armed Aggravated Burglaries

1/1/86

1/1/85

1/1/86

1/1/85

31/5/86

31/5/85

31/5/86

31/5/85

Kevin Street

61

83

27

40

Pearse Street

45

67

11

21

Store Street

102

80

15

15

Bridewell

41

51

14

11

Donnybrook

15

17

14

9

Dún Laoghaire

13

22

12

8

Crumlin

20

46

23

36

Whitehall

35

53

14

10

Raheny

26

13

20

12

Cabra

38

56

28

9

Ballyfermot

47

20

14

12

Rathfarnham

24

35

22

11

Bray

2

3

3

Rathmines

23

61

7

11

Coolock

27

33

16

10

Fitzgibbon Street

83

89

26

17

Blackrock

13

19

8

5

243. Dr. Woods asked the Minister for Justice the number of offences of assault and wounding in (1) for Dublin Metropolitan Area, and (2) the country as a whole, in the first five months of 1986 or the most recent period for which figures are available, and for the same period in 1985.

Minister for Justice (Mr. Dukes): The only relevant Garda statistics which are available in such a manner as to enable a comparison to be made between periods of five months durations refer to indictable crimes in the categories of assault, wounding and other acts endangering life. Statistics in relation to non-indictable assaults are compiled on an annual basis and are not available for comparison in the manner sought in the Question.

Subject to that qualification, the information sought is as follows:

[1761] Number of Indictable Offences of Assault and Wounding and endangering life recorded by the Garda

DMA

Country as a whole

1/1/86 — 31/5/86 167

433

1/1/85 — 31/5/85 250

748

Questions Nos. 244 and 245 taken as oral.