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Statistics

The following are statistics that are updated on a regular basis:

Roads Policing

Road Policing Statistics

Includes

  • Fatalities
  • Drink and dangerous driving
  • Fixed charge notices, including Seatbelts, Mobile phones and speeding

Roads Policing statistics are compiled by the Garda Síochána Analysis Service (GSAS) on a monthly basis. They are provisional, operational and subject to change. Enforcement statistics and data are released for the benefit of the general public, to raise awareness and to highlight Garda activity across the country.

Related Roads Policing FOIs

2020 FOI requests
Brief Description Of Request Decision FOI Number
The number of Segways in use from 2012 - 20,  name and location and cost Part grant FOI-000020-2020
Farming protests held in Dublin on 26/11/19, 17/12/19 and 15-16/1/20 Granted FOI-000036-2020
Amount paid to GoSafe for a speed-camera operation from 2017 to 2019 Granted FOI-000083-2020
Amount paid to Go Safe for speed camera operations from 2017 to 2019, amount per hour and contract Refused FOI-000096-2020
Amount of money raised in fines through Go Safe from 2017 to 2019 Granted FOI-000110-2020
Amount of paid fixed charge notices and full year total for fines revenue from penalty point offences in Kerry in 2018 and 2019  Granted FOI-000131-2020
The number of competitions for Garda Members to join each Divisional Roads Policing Unit that were held from 2018 to-date in 2020 Granted FOI-000190-2020
Parking enforcement history of the Golf Links Road, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin and monthly history of Fixed Charge Notices issued from 1/1/18 to 11/6/20 Granted FOI-000201-2020
Amount on all paid fixed charge notices in the Cork City, Cork North and Cork West Divisions from 2018 to date in 2020 Part granted FOI-000241-2020
Amount paid following the issuing of parking / speeding tickets to their fleet in the last three years  in respect of Garda vehicles and GoSafe vans Refused FOI-000261-2020
Number of mountain bikes that were purchased, amount spent and to each Division in the years 2017 - 2020 Part granted FOI-000277-2020
The cost of towing/recovery services of private cars by Division in which towing/recovery 2018 - 2020 Part granted FOI-000286-2020

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Related Roads Policing PQs

2020 PQ requests
Brief Description Of Request Date PQ Number
To ask the Minister for Justice the number and percentage of the Garda roads policing unit fleet that are currently equipped with the automatic number plate recognition system. 29/09/2020 26851
To ask the Minister for Justice her plans to reconsider Operation Fanacht and checkpoints in view of the disruption to persons commuting to and from work. 15/10/2020 30648
To ask the Minister for Justice further to PQ 191 (15/9/20), number of cases prosecuted and e-scooters confiscated in from 2018 to date 2020 for illegal use of escooters in public; breakdown of same on 6 month basis. 20/10/2020 31456
Number of registered vehicle owners penalised per year for allowing their vehicle to be driven by an unaccompanied learner driver under the Clancy Amendment since 22/12/18 and fines imposed per year 18/11/20 37146

To view all Parliamentary Questions, see Tithe an Oireachtais/Houses of the Oireachtas

The following are statistics that are updated on a regular basis:

Finance and Services

Finance Statistics - Budgets and Spending including overtime

Finance & Services has the responsibility for the financial management of the Garda Vote as well as providing strategic and operational support and advice at all levels in An Garda Síochána. It provides Garda management with financial information to assist with decision making and the delivery of improved services and value for money throughout the organisation.

Fleet Statistics

Garda Fleet Management manages a fleet of approximately 2,983 vehicles distributed throughout Garda Divisions and specialist units.

Prompt Payment and Purchase Orders

An Garda Síochána Purchase orders for goods and services of more than €20k and Prompt Payment Reports are available.

Senior Management Expenses

Senior Management Expenses are processed and paid in line with Department of Public Expenditure & Reform Provisions & Guidelines and in compliance with the Expenses Regulations and Procedures governing An Garda Síochána as well as being subject to Internal and External audits.

Related Finance FOIs

2020 FOI requests
Brief Description Of Request Decision FOI Number
Cost of non-public duty services 20  most expensive events in 2019 by Gardaí and paid for by the host organisations, and cost of associated policing duties performed outside   Granted FOI-000014-2020
List of all non-public duty charges levied by An Garda Síochána for policing duties - essentially at events in Ireland from 2017 to 2019 with details of each event Granted FOI-000015-2020
Ten most expensive events which were policed, under non-public duty, by An Garda Siochana within the Limerick during the 2019 Granted FOI-000017-2020
Total sum of money taken in by from the public for firearm licensing fees in each of the years 2017 to 2019 Granted FOI-000019-2020
Cost of any refurbishment work carried out at Cabra Garda Station, DMR West, to make the station wheelchair accessible Part granted FOI-000029-2020
Costs for 3 farming protests on 26/9/19, 17/12/19 and 15-16/1/20 for overtime, Equipment, Traffic management Part granted FOI-000036-2020
All dates of policing for events at Leopardstown Racecourse from 1/1/19 to 1/1/20 - The total amount paid to An Garda Síochána for policing these events Granted FOI-000041-2020
Amount spent on purchasing fuel for its fleet of vehicles in the years of 2018, 2019 and to-date in 2020 Part granted FOI-000093-2020
Correspondence between AGS and the OPW with regard to the development of a building for AGS at Military Road from 1/7/19 to date Part granted FOI-000124-2020
The total number of firearms and guns purchased in the years 2015 - 2019 Part granted FOI-000126-2020
The top 20 amounts paid out in overtime and the rank of Gardaí Part granted FOI-000137-2020
Amount paid to individuals/firms for media training and PR services and the number of Gardaí to receive media training in 2019 and rank Granted FOI-000145-2020
Cost of visit of Prince William and Kate to Ireland, include breakdown such as Garda overtime, etc Granted FOI-000146-2020
Amount spent on leasing out vehicles for use within the Garda fleet from 2017 to date 2020 Granted FOI-000149-2020
List of Dublin Stations that received maintenance works under Small Capital Works Programme in the years 2018 to date 2020  Granted FOI-000152-2020
Cost of running the Garda Air Support Unit in each of the first 5 months of 2020 and the costs of running in each of previous three years Granted FOI-000181-2020
The amount spent by AGS for firearms training for members in each of the years 2016, 17, 18, 19 and 20 (to date) and number of training sessions  Granted FOI-000184-2020
The amount spent to date on the rental of vehicles to Gardaí to assist in COVID-19 issues and date when contract expires Part granted FOI-000194-2020
Total number of fines, or fixed-charge notices, that were paid in 2018 and 2019, with a breakdown by offence type and Garda division Granted FOI-000195-2020
Amount spent by the Gardaí from the start of March to date on equipment to deal with Covid 19 Part granted FOI-000197-2020
Costs incurred to run the Garda Air Support Unit in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 to present Granted FOI-000206-2020
List of all payments made (including organisation/event, place of duty, date of duty and amount paid) from 2015 to date for non-public duty services carried out for the NTA, etc Part granted FOI-000209-2020
Materials showing what events were policed by Gardaí in Cork West, Cork North and Cork City to date this year Part granted FOI-000242-2020
Records on the fleet of cars available to senior politicians Part granted FOI-000256-2020
Cost of protection and training equipment for Garda Dog Unit Granted FOI-000260-2020
Record of how much AGS spent in 2019 and 2020: guns, protective weapons, ammunition, protective equipment Part granted FOI-000262-2020
The amount spent on replacement of each uniform used by Public Order Officers from 2018 to date 2020. The last date and next date Public Order Uniform was will be updated. Part granted FOI-000301-2020
How much An Garda Siochana earned in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and first 6 months of 2020 from policing events; and a breakdown of the events and costs Part granted FOI-000311-2020
A list of the state car fleet.  The total cost of fuel; insurance; road tax; road toll charges and cost of state cars drivers from 2017 to date. Part granted FOI-000330-2020
Amount paid in 2019 to date 2020 for media training and PR services, and the number to receive media training and rank.  Number of PR firms who applied for tender in 2019 and 2020 and how much it was estimated to cost Grant FOI-000358-2020
Tender documents submitted by 'k and K Distributors' in their tender application for the "Provision of Professional Actors to engage in role play (RFT Reference T.054.2019) Part granted FOI-000370-2020
Monthly breakdown of the cost of overtime from 2016 to October 2020. The annual budget allocated for overtime from 2016 to 2020. Part granted FOI-000389-2020
Records of all expenses, allowances and other costs paid in respect of the Garda band during 2019 and 2020 to date; to include the purpose of the payments and the number of recipients Part granted FOI-000390-2020

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Related Finance PQs

2020 PQ requests
Brief Description Of Request Date PQ Number
To ask the Minister for Justice the timeline for when contracts will be signed for the new Bailieborough Station, Cavan; when opening? reason for delay in appointing contractor; if new operational model will have an effect on the progression of project;  29/09/2020 26402
To ask the Minister for Justice the estimated cost to have 15,420 sworn Gardaí­ by the end of 2021; and the estimated cost for same to be increased to 16,200 by the end of 2022 29/09/2020 26835
To ask the Minister for Justice the reason funding for the community policing forum in the north-inner city ceased in May 2019. 29/09/2020 27301
To ask the Minister for Justice the amount of overtime paid to members by rank and by county from March to date in September 2020, in tabular form. 29/09/2020 26309
To ask the Minister for Justice the status of the measures taken to upgrade the PULSE system to capture hate-related motivations for all incidents of crime and non-crime; and if she will make a statement on the matter. 01/10/2020 28002

To ask the Minister for Justice if there are plans to provide a new station in Citywest, Dublin. will she appreciate the population of the area clearly makes the case for such a development

6/10/2020 28759

To ask the Minister for Justice the year cost of recruiting 3 additional full-time accountants for the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau.

14/10/2020 30431

To ask the Minister for Justice if she has secured funding in Budget 2021 to replace either the helicopters or aircraft within the Garda air support unit.

20/10/2020 31764

To ask the Minister for Justice the number of new marked vans that have come into the fleet and withdrawn to date in 2020; 

20/10/2020 31172

To ask the Minister for Justice the physical renovations being made to courthouses and stations to prevent the spread of Covid-19; and if Tralee courthouse will be one of those allocated funds to do so

22/10/2020 30963

To ask the Minister for Justice the breakdown of costs of the €70 million in the ICT budget for 2020 and 2021; the projected cost of upgrading ICT;

22/10/2020 32011

To ask the Minister for Justice the amount set aside in Budget 2021 to purchase new vehicles; the number that will be electric; if not electric, the reason for not purchasing electric

3/11/2020 32808

To ask the Minister for Justice the cost of civilian staff for each of the past five years

10/11/2020 34564

To ask the Minister for Justice the divisions within the Dublin have a community support van; and if funding has been made available in 2021 for the purchase of additional vans.

10/11/2020 34981

To ask the Minister for Justice the number of marked jeeps that came into the  fleet from 2018 to date in 2020; and the number of marked jeeps that were withdrawn from the fleet

10/11/2020 34978

To ask the Minister for Justice the number of public order unit vans attached to each division as of 3 November 2020, in tabular form.

10/11/2020 35308

To ask the Minister for Justice if she has received the necessary information from the Garda authorities in order to answer Parliamentary Question No. 932 of 14 July 2020.

10/11/2020 34848

To ask the Minister for Justice the cost of renting office space including for public bodies* from a company in 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form(WE WORK )

12/11/2020 35615

To ask the Minister for Justice if her Department or bodies under the aegis of her Department rent office space from a company or an Irish subsidiary; the number of employees that work out of such office space.

12/12/2020 35718

To ask the Minister for Justice if her Department or an agency operating under her Department have encountered expenditure in respect of hand sanitisation products or other PPE products that were subsequently subject to a recall

12/11/2020 36008

To view all Parliamentary Questions, see Tithe an Oireachtais/Houses of the Oireachtas

The following are statistics that are updated on a regular basis:

Vetting

Garda Vetting Statistics

This eVetting system was specifically designed to ensure speedy processing of vetting applications. The eVetting service provides for a 5 day turnaround for 80% of applications received via the system.

The following are statistics that are updated on a regular basis:

Internal Affairs

Complaints/Discipline Statistics

The Complaints Section at Internal Affairs, is responsible for the administration of complaints investigations designated by GSOC for investigation in accordance Section 94 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (Supervised and Unsupervised Investigations).

Compensation Statistics

All applications for compensation under the Garda Síochána (Compensation) Acts 1941/45 are made by serving or retired members of An Garda Síochána to the Department of Justice & Equality and relate to injuries maliciously inflicted on the member, whether on or off-duty, in the course of, or in relation to, the performance by them of their duties as members of An Garda Síochána.

Related Internal Affairs FOIs

2020 FOI requests
Brief Description Of Request Decision FOI Number
Amount of Gardaí currently on long term suspensions from the force from 2015 to 2019 Part granted FOI-000018-2020
Documents relating to the suspension of Executive HR Director, John Barrett, in August 2018 to date Part granted FOI-000227-2020

The number of Gardaí dismissed or suspended in first 8 months 2019 + 2020, reasons and rank and number found to be in breach of internal discipline, ines in each case and the cumulative fines imposed.

Part granted FOI-000298-2020

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Related PQs to follow

2020 PQ requests
Brief Description Of Request Decision PQ Number

To view all Parliamentary Questions, see Tithe an Oireachtais/Houses of the Oireachtas 

The following are statistics that are updated on a regular basis:

Human Resources

The office of Human Resources and People Development (HR & PD) is responsible for the recruitment, training, development and the management of Garda members and Garda staff. 

HR Directorate Statistics

The Directorate is responsible for most of the administrative and transactional HR functions for all Garda members and Garda staff. Among the HR functions administered in Athlumney House are pay & pensions; sick leave and other leave schemes; records, data protection and file management; and administration and statistics. 

Related Human Resources FOIs

2020 requests
Brief Description Of Request Decision FOI Number
Number of Fitness Test and Physical Competence Tests completed Part granted FOI-000013-2020
Information about the policies, criteria and controls for both types of CCTV schemes Refused FOI-000071-2020
Amount of Garda competitions run by HR under Public Service Appointments and the amount of applicants for each competition/year Part granted FOI-000077-2020
Details of specialised courses delivered at Templemore College last year Part granted FOI-000186-2020
Number of official complaints of racist abuse made against the force by members of the public since 2014 Part granted FOI-000199-2020
Information on Garda Superintendents stationed at in Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Cavan and Monaghan between 2010 and 2020 Granted FOI-000215-2020
Number of appointed and assistant detectives in the year's end for each of the years between 1995-2019 Part granted FOI-000233-2020
Number of detectives of all ranks attached to Cork city division, Cork West division and Cork North division in to date in 2020 Part granted FOI-000239-2020
How many Gardaí in Cork City, West and North are on leave of absence, how long is leave, when expired and how many applied to end of 2020 Part granted FOI-000250-2020
The number of Gardaí of all ranks that have retired and joined in the years 2017- 2020 Grant FOI-000304-2020
How many Gardai in Donegal were injured/ off work as a result of assaults from 1/1/ to 4/9/20 and 2019 for comparison, the injuries or medical treatment received. Length of time gardaí in Donegal were on sick leave due to an injury. Part Granted FOI-000309-2020
The number of physical assaults/attacks that have taken place on gardai from 2018 to date in 2020, with a breakdown by the type of injuries sustained, amount of days missed broken down by Garda division. Part Granted FOI-000316-2020
Record of the number of complaints filed by members in relation to bullying within the workforce in the period 2016 - to date 2020.
Type of incident involved: e.g. sexual harassment, other types of harassment.
Grant FOI-000354-2020

The number of official complaints made by both male and female Gardaí in Donegal relating to sexual harassment from 2019 to date 2020; Nature and outcome of these complaints

Grant FOI-000374-2020

The number of gardaí who have taken sick days due to mental health issues

Part Grant FOI-000378-2020

How many officers have tested positive, how many officers have isolated after a positive, how many officers have isolated but didn’t test positive, how many officers have self isolated yet didn’t get tested or had not been near anyone who had Covid?

Refuse FOI-000386-2020

Since March how many Gardaí in Donegal have missed days, how many day missed and Gardaí currently off due to positive Covid tests?

Refuse FOI-000387-2020

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Related Human Resource PQs

2020 PQ requests
Brief Description Of Request Date PQ Number
To ask the Minister for Justice the dates she expects the next two cohorts of trained Garda recruits or probationers to pass through Templemore Garda College and to be allocated to Garda districts 29/09/2020 26483
To ask the Minister for Justice the number of arrests made for breach of the in-camera rule in the Family Law Courts from 2015 to date 2020; and the number of persons charged and jailed, respectively. 29/09/2020 26710
To ask the Minister for Justice when she expects all Garda specialist training courses either held in Garda Headquarters or the Garda Training College to resume 29/09/2020 26834
To ask the Minister for Justice when members will be appointed to the management board of An Garda Síochána; number she will appoint; process for selection and approval; and if she will make a statement on the matter. 29/09/2020 26941
To ask the Minister for Justice when she expects Fitzgibbon Street, Dublin 1 Garda Station to reopen. 29/09/2020 27217
To ask the Minister for Justice if his attention has been drawn to the situation in which policing in an area is delivered by stations in two separate divisions; difficulties that this can create; if the matter will be investigated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. 01/10/2020 27846
To ask the Minister for Justice the breakdown of population numbers to each Garda for every county here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. 06/10/2020 28856

To ask the Minister for Justice if Store Street and Mountjoy stations are open 24/7 in view of the rise in antisocial behaviour in the north inner city Dublin.

14/10/2020 30375

To ask the Minister for Justice the number of Gardaí who successfully completed the standard and advanced motorcycle course in 2019 and to date 2020; duration of each course; when the next motorcycle courses will commence.

20/10/2020 31174

To ask the Minister for Justice the number of recruits that were to start training with in 2020; the number that actually began training in 2020 and the breakdown of targeted versus actual recruitment.

20/10/2020 31223

To ask the Minister for Justice her plans to amend the upper age limit for new recruits in view of recruitment drive announced in Budget 2021;

20/10/2020 31490

To ask the Minister for Justice if community Gardaí­ will be increased in view of the additional budgetary allocation; the methodology that would be used to do so in view of the incidence rates of particular types of crime can vary in different parts of Tipperary;

22/10/2020 32026

To ask the Minister for Justice if urgent consideration can be given to the provision of a station for areas in Co Dublin; if provision can be made for increased resources for the areas Donabate & Portrane

5/11/2020 34508

To ask the Minister for Justice the average age of a member of An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter

5/11/2020 34413

To ask the Minister for Justice the number of the Travelling community that have applied to become, and have graduated to be Gardaí;

4/11/2020 34013

To ask the Minister for Justice if the Shelta or Cant language can meet the requirement of a second language when a person is applying to become a member has an exemption in the secondary school from other languages except English

4/11/2020 34014

To ask the Minister for Justice the position regarding a community policing unit in Swords Co Dublin; the number of by rank in this community policing unit from 2016 to 2019 and to date in 2020;

5/11/2020 34510

To ask the Minister for Justice the reason the immigration office in County Longford closed; and when it is due to reopen.

10/11/2020 34784

To ask the Minister for Justice the number of car driving and motorcycle instructors courses that were held in either the Training College or Garda College in 2018 and 2019

10/11/2020 34849

To ask the Minister for Justice the number of Gardaí­ by rank and staff by job title working in the National Forensic Co-Ordination Office as of 1/11/20

10/11/2020 34980

To ask the Minister for Justice the staff numbers; the number of PTE and FTE equivalents annually for the past five years;

10/11/2020 34565

To view all Parliamentary Questions, see Tithe an Oireachtais/Houses of the Oireachtas    

The following are statistics that are updated on a regular basis:

Occupational Health/ Wellness/ Counselling – numbers accessing 24hr counselling service

Related Occupational Health FOIs

2020 FOI requests
Brief Description Of Request Decision FOI Number
Number of who engaged with the peer support programme’s telephone counselling service 2016 to date Granted FOI-000033-2020
Number recorded as taking sickness absence or are on restricted duties/reduced hours Part granted FOI-000055-2020
Gardaí in Longford-Roscommon, Sligo Leitrim, and Cavan-Monaghan Districts injured as a result of assaults between 1/1 -1/7/20 Granted FOI-000226-2020

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2020 Related PQs to follow

2020 PQ requests
Brief Description Of Request Decision PQ Number

To view all Parliamentary Questions, see Tithe an Oireachtais/Houses of the Oireachtas 

The following are statistics that are updated on a regular basis:

Internal Audit

Related Internal Audits FOIs

2020 requests
Brief Description Of Request Decision FOI Number
Audit reports Garda Band, Meath, Limerick, Overtime & Allowances, Clare and Value for Money Audit of Towing Services Part granted FOI-000002-2020
Audit reports for the Donegal Part granted FOI-000162-2020
Information relating to internal audits Granted FOI-000180-2020
Most recent audit reports for the DMR North, Cavan-Monaghan, DMR East and Kerry Garda Divisions - Part granted FOI-000213-2020

Audit of Human Resources Allocation and Management at Divisional and District Level

Audit of Absence and Attendance Management

Audit of Public Holiday Allowance Payments at Christmas/New Year 2018/19

Audit of Payroll Overpayments

Part granted FOI-000225-2020

Review Audit of Office of the Director of Communications

Report to the Commissioner in relation to Financial controls in 2018

Audit of payment overpayments (joint audit with NSSO)

Audit of banking in Finance directorate

Review audit Garda College financial controls

Part granted FOI-000229-2020

Audits for GIAS, Banking in Finance Directorate, travel and Subsistence in Procurement, Director of Communications and Governance and Management of Communication Technology Projects

Part granted FOI-000291-2020

 To see all Freedom of information decisions click here

To view all Parliamentary Questions, see Tithe an Oireachtais/Houses of the Oireachtas