537. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 583 of 16 January 2018, the number of bicycles reported stolen in the Dublin region in 2017; the number retrieved; the number claimed by members of the public; the number in Garda stations throughout Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13585/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Garda authorities that the attached table outlines the number of bicycles stolen and the number of bicycles recovered in the Dublin area for the years in question.
I am further advised that it was not possible for An Garda Síochána to reliably determine if a bicycle had been returned to the owner or if a bicycle is being stored at a Garda station.

Reported Year Bicycles Stolen Bicycles Recovered
2016 4436 367
2017 4365 335
2018 3929 286