331. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Justice the number of public order offences that were distributed in Dublin city from 2015 to 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30296/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I am informed by the Garda authorities that Gardaí deploy a wide range of operational measures aimed at tackling public-order offences and anti-social behaviour in all contexts. The legal framework which assists the Gardaí in tackling this type of crime includes provisions under the Criminal Damage Act 1991; the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994; the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 2003; and the Intoxicating Liquor Acts 2003 and 2008.
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 data sources used to compile the statistics.
For the Deputy's information, the number of public order offences recorded in Dublin city from 2015 up to 2020 are available at data.cso.ie/product/RC.