77. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of complaints the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation received; and the number of prosecutions which took place relating to the complaints in each of the years 2014 to 2016, to date. [17842/16]


Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I can advise the Deputy that statistics in relation to recorded crime are available from the Central Statistics Office by reference to category of crime and geographic location rather than by reference to the operational Garda units involved in its investigation. To be of assistance I have, however, asked the Garda authorities for any relevant information available in relation to the Deputy's query and will contact the Deputy directly when a Garda report is to hand.