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478. Deputy Noel Rock asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of juvenile good behaviour contracts issued in each of the years 2007 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24592/18]

479. Deputy Noel Rock asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of juvenile antisocial behaviour orders issued in each of the years 2007 to 2017 and to date in 2018, under Part 13 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24593/18]

480. Deputy Noel Rock asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of anti-social behaviour orders issued in each of the years 2007 to 2017 and to date in 2018, under Part 11 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24594/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 478 to 480, inclusive, together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the information sought is a matter for the Garda authorities in the first instance. However, I am informed by the Garda authorities that the attached table provides a breakdown of the number of behaviour warnings, by year and by region, for the period requested. For completeness, the table shows the figures for both children and adults, although they are listed separately.
It is, however, worth noting that any counts which were less than ten are displayed as an asterisk (*) in the tables. This is due to data protection around provision of low count data. Incident counts for Behaviour Orders (Children), Civil Orders (Adult)(LS) and Good Behaviour Contract (LS) are not shown as each incident type has a national count of less than ten per year in the period examined.
Of course, addressing local community concerns in relation to public order and anti-social behaviour is a key focus in An Garda Síochána's National Community Policing Model and a range of strong legislative provisions are available to An Garda Síochána in this regard, including those under:
- the Criminal Damage Act 1991;
- Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994;
- the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 2003; and
- the Intoxicating Liquor Acts 2003 and 2008.
For its part, the Government remains committed to ensuring that An Garda Síochána have all the necessary resources to tackle all forms of criminality in our communities. In this context, the Deputy will be aware that a very substantial budget of €1.65 billion has been allocated to the Garda Vote for 2018 and €98.5 million has been provided for Garda overtime for 2018, which inter alia supports Garda activity to tackle these types of problems.
The Government is also committed to ensuring a strong and visible police presence throughout the country in order to maintain and strengthen community engagement, provide reassurance to citizens and to deter crime. The Government will continue this high level of investment in the Garda workforce to ensure that the vision of an overall workforce of 21,000 by 2021 remains on track.
Behaviour Warnings (Adult) (I.S)

Region/Division 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Dublin Region 214 327 646 333 479 410 694 587 302 728 35
D.M.R. Eastern 12 17 18 14 20 * * * 11 * *
D.M.R. North Central 37 18 103 115 319 137 226 524 242 701 33
D.M.R. Northern * 81 40 26 14 * 13 14 * 12 *
D.M.R. South Central 18 64 144 13 * 192 412 19 * * *
D.M.R. Southern 46 39 39 11 19 16 * * 10 * *
D.M.R. Western 99 108 302 154 103 54 30 21 27 * *
Eastern Region 20 46 29 35 23 20 19 18 18 50 *
Kildare Div 10 * 10 * * * * * * 28 *
Laois/Offaly * 17 * 10 * * * * * * *
Meath Division * 12 10 * * * * * * * *
Westmeath Div * * * * * * * * * 10 *
Wicklow Div * 12 * 14 16 * 12 * * * *
Northern Region 35 41 62 45 39 41 35 24 26 25 *
Cavan/Monaghan * 25 48 28 23 26 19 11 13 * *
Donegal 12 * * 12 * * * * * * *
Louth Division 12 13 * * * * * * * * *
Sligo/Leitrim * * * * * * * * * 10 *
Southern Region 111 64 140 127 104 139 121 105 116 80 46
Cork City 60 13 52 33 30 17 19 31 25 * *
Cork North 12 * 24 25 * 12 13 * 12 13 *
Cork West * 15 * * 10 * * * * * *
Kerry 15 * 10 * * * 11 12 11 13 *
Limerick 23 23 47 56 46 99 69 51 66 46 41
South Eastern Region 21 46 95 89 56 44 56 16 * 25 *
Kilkenny/Carlow * 12 24 42 34 30 30 * * 15 *
Tipperary 15 17 48 17 * * * * * * *
Waterford Division * * * * * * 12 * * * *
Wexford Division * 15 19 29 11 * * * * * *
Western Region 27 46 134 104 79 54 60 52 38 29 *
Clare * * * * * 21 19 13 10 * *
Galway Division 16 34 67 57 54 18 23 20 12 15 *
Mayo * * 48 33 18 13 18 * 16 * *
Roscommon/Longford Division * * 11 * * * * 11 * * *
National Total 428 570 1,106 733 780 708 985 802 507 937 86
*denotes count was less than ten