144. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of reported house burglaries in each Garda division in Cork city and county in each of the years 2014 to 2017 in tabular form. [6213/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, the Central Statistics Office (CSO), as the national statistical agency, is responsible for the compilation and publication of the official recorded crime statistics. To be of assistance, I have requested the CSO to forward the available statistics directly to the Deputy for the period 2014-2016.  The Deputy will be aware that the CSO has not yet published crime statistics for 2017 as there is an process ongoing to review Garda homicide statistics.  However, I am advised that the CSO intends to publish the crime statistics ‘under reservation’ for 2017 in the second quarter of this year.