Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Department of Justice and Equality
50. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the numbers in the prison population; the main categories under which current prisoners are incarcerated; and if she has projected a decrease or an increase in the prison population in the next five years. [17112/16]
I can advise the Deputy that the Irish Prison Service publish the capacity of its prisons and the numbers in custody on a daily basis on their website ().
I can further advise that a breakdown of the offence groups for which individuals were incarcerated on 31 May 2016, the latest date for which an offence breakdown is available, is included in a table.
|Offence Group Description|
|GP01 Homicide Offences|
|GP02 Sexual Offences|
|GP03 Attempts/Threat to Murder|
|GP04 Dangerous or Negligent Acts|
|GP05 Kidnapping and Related Offences|
|GP06 Robbery, Extortion and Hijacking Offences|
|GP07 Burglary and Related Offences|
|GP08 Theft and Related Offences|
|GP09 Fraud, Deception and Related Offences|
|GP10 Controlled Drug Offences|
|GP11 Weapons and Explosives Offences|
|GP12 Damage to Property and the Environment|
|GP13 Public Order and Social Code Offences|
|GP14 Road and Traffic Offences|
|GP15 Offences re Gov, Justice and Organ Crime|
|GP16 Offences Not Elsewhere Classified|
My Department is currently examining the possibility and feasibility of conducting a long term prisoner population project.