Dáil Éireann - Volume 399 - 30 May, 1990
Written Answers. - Car Vandalism.
Mr. Currie Mr. Currie
34. Mr. Currie asked the Minister for Justice the number of cars reported stolen or broken into in each year for the past ten years; the number in each year in Dublin city and county; the estimated cost of such crime in this period; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Justice (Mr. Burke) Raphael P. Burke
Minister for Justice (Mr. Burke): The information sought, in so far as it is readily available, is set out in a tabular statement which I propose to circulate in the Official Report. It is assumed that the question is intended to include vehicles taken without the owner's consent even though this does not constitute stealing in the strict legal sense. Information in relation to the cost of the crimes in question is not readily available and could not be compiled without the expenditure of Garda time and effort to an extent that would not be warranted.
Following is the table:
Vehicles subject of Larceny and Unauthorised Taking for years 1980-89.
 Larcenies from unattended vehicles for years 1980-89.
* Figures for 1989 are provisional.
Dáil Éireann 399 Written Answers. Car Vandalism.