651. Deputy Paul McAuliffe asked the Minister for Justice the number of murders, attempted murders, conspiracy to murder, rapes, aggravated sexual assaults and assaults causing serious harm that have been reported in each Garda division over the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10980/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): As the Deputy is aware the Central Statistics Office (CSO), as the national statistical agency, is responsible for the compilation and publication of all crime statistics. The CSO produces these statistics using data recorded on An Garda Síochána’s PULSE system and makes regular releases under reservation in relation to various crime statistics, including recorded and detected crime, and listing them by Garda Division. The CSO also continues to work with An Garda Síochána to address quality issues in the underlying sources used to compile the statistics.
I can inform the Deputy that the crime statistics from the CSO for the final quarter of 2020 are due to be released later this month and I look forward to reviewing these statistics when they are available.
The most recent available crime statistics, as published by the Central Statistics Office on 21 December 2020, are available at https://data.cso.ie/product/RC.