816. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Justice the number of outstanding bench warrants in each of the years 2016 to 2020, by county in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21627/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is statutorily responsible for carrying on and managing and controlling generally the administration and business of An Garda Síochána including the maintenance of certain databases.
I have asked the Garda authorities for the information requested and I will write directly to the Deputy when it is available.
However, to be of assistance, I can provide the latest figures for each Garda Division provided to me in response to a previous question.
The table below, furnished to me by the Garda authorities, shows the number of outstanding bench warrants as of 31 December 2020 for each Garda Division.
|D.M.R. North Central||5811|
|D.M.R. South Central||1848|
I am informed that these figures were collated based on PULSE data as of 4 February 2021. As they constitute real time operational data, they are liable to change.