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132. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to introduce the publication of crime data and analysis on a regular basis. [12644/16]

Answer

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware the Central Statistics Office (CSO), as the national statistical agency, publishes detailed quarterly and annual reports of Recorded Crime Statistics.
As the Deputy will recall, following the publication of the Garda Inspectorate Report on Crime Investigation in November 2014, the Central Statistics Office carried out a detailed analysis of issues raised by the Inspectorate in relation to the recording, classification and reclassification of crime, which was published in June 2015. I also understand that the CSO is currently carrying out its second assessment in relation to the quality of recorded crime data and I am advised that the next such analysis is expected to be published in the coming months. The management and publication of such analysis is a matter for the CSO in their independent role as the national statistical agency.