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336. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Justice if a type of crime (details supplied) has increased during Covid-19; if so, the degree to which; the breakdown of same by Garda district in each of the years 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30373/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I am informed by the Garda authorities that to compile the information requested by the Deputy would require a disproportionate amount of time and expenditure of Garda resources, as there is no specific code on the Garda PULSE system for the theft of food from shops, only for theft from shops generally. As such it is not possible to provide the specific data requested.