Dáil Éireann - Volume 390 - 16 May, 1989

Written Answers. - Rape Case Prosecutions.

40. Mr. Dempsey asked the Minister for Justice the number of cases of alleged rape prosecuted in each of the Garda districts for the years 1984 to 1987 inclusive; and the number of those prosecutions which were successful.

Minister for Justice (Mr. Collins): The information sought by the Deputy is readily available in relation to Garda divisions but not districts. The number of cases of alleged rape in which criminal proceedings were commenced by the Garda Síochána and the number of convictions, in the years 1984 to 1987 inclusive, are given for each division in the tabular statement which is being circulated in the Official Report. It is possible that a conviction obtained in one year may relate to a prosecution commenced in a previous year.

[57][58]Year

1984

1985

1986

1987

Division

Criminal Proceedings Commenced

Convicted

Criminal Proceedings Commenced

Convicted

Criminal Proceedings Commenced

Convicted

Criminal Proceedings Commenced

Convicted

DMA South Central

3

1

0

0

2

0

4

2

DMA Southern

2

0

1

0

0

0

4

0

DMA Northern

6

2

4

0

5

0

3

2

DMA North Central

4

1

3

0

3

0

4

1

DMA East

0

0

2

0

2

0

1

0

Louth/Meath

2

0

3

0

4

1

4

0

Longford/Westmeath

0

0

0

0

1

0

2

0

Laois/Offaly

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

Carlow/Kildare

1

0

1

0

1

1

2

0

Waterford/Kilkenny

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

Wexford/Wicklow

2

1

0

0

0

0

3

0

Tipperary

4

2

3

1

4

0

1

0

Cork East

2

0

2

0

1

0

1

0

Cork West

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Kerry

1

0

1

0

2

0

1

0

Limerick

2

1

2

0

2

1

1

0

Clare

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Galway West

0

0

2

1

1

0

1

0

Roscommon/Galway

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mayo

0

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

Sligo/Leitrim

2

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

Cavan/Monaghan

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

Donegal

1

0

1

0

0

0

3

0

Total

34

8

31

3

34

3

36

5