Dáil Éireann - Volume 376 - 09 December, 1987
Written Answers. - Drug Pushing Convictions.
Proinsias De Rossa Proinsias De Rossa
85. Proinsias De Rossa asked the Minister for Justice if he will list by Dublin postal district the number of persons convicted of drug pushing for the years 1984 to 1987, inclusive.
Minister for Justice (Mr. Collins) Gerard Collins
Minister for Justice (Mr. Collins): Garda records are not maintained with reference to postal districts and it would not be possible to provide the information requested in the format sought without the commitment of a disproportionate amount of Garda time. In addition, Garda statistics in this matter are compiled on an annual basis and, therefore, statistics in respect of 1987 are not available at this stage.
The information which is readily available relates to the total number of persons in the Dublin metropolitan area convicted of unlawful possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply and the relevant figures for each of the years 1984-1986 are 45, 85 and 101 respectively. Convictions obtained in any one year may relate to prosecutions taken in previous years.
Dáil Éireann 376 Written Answers. Drug Pushing Convictions.