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110. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reported crime figures for Counties Laois and Offaly over each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47508/17]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Central Statistics Office (CSO), as the national statistical agency, is responsible for the compilation and publication of the official recorded crime statistics, and the CSO has established a dedicated unit for this purpose. To be of assistance, I have requested the CSO to forward the available statistics directly to the Deputy. Question No. 111 answered with Question No. 101.