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  1. District Court

Summary offences disposed of in 2008

482,203

Indictable offences dealt with summarily

68,491

Sent forward for trial

12,965

 

 

All cases disposed of

Public Order/Assault

69,248

Drugs

15,658

Theft

30,821

Road Traffic Offences

358,371

Sexual Offences

2,017

Other*

74,579

Total

550,694

*‘Other' includes offences such as breach of bail, litter offences, street trading and offences prosecuted by Government Departments and other State agencies such as the Health and Safety Authority.

 

Sentences*

Public Order/Assault

Drugs

Theft

 

Off

Def

Off

Def

Off

Def

Imp/Det

5,920

4,156

1,265

960

6,152

2,932

Fines

13,033

8,954

3,138

2,734

2,737

2,279

Community Service /Probation/DPOA

10,525

6,446

2,506

2,016

3,983

2,571

Struck Out

13,475

8,979

2,702

1,974

5,057

3,196

Dismiss

2,043

1,497

222

176

440

329

Taken Into Consideration

15,516

6,167

2,121

1,029

6,166

2,149

Other

6,743

4,769

3,403

1,544

5,258

2,167

Peace Bond

1,993

1,637

301

265

1,028

844

Total

69,248

42,605

15,658

10,698

30,821

16,467

 

Sentences*

Sexual Offences

All Road Traffic

 

Off

Def

Off

Def

Imp/Det

108

65

4,995

3,634

Fines

36

30

80,774

66,712

Community Service /Probation/DPOA

93

75

8,474

5,969

Struck Out

140

88

155,578

81,963

Dismiss

15

13

13,346

9,380

Taken Into Consideration

73

50

52,118

21,970

Other

1,531

226

42,427

32,598

Peace Bond

21

20

659

576

Total

2,017

567

358,371

222,802

 

*Key to sentences: Imp (Imprisonment); Det (Detention; DPOA (Dismiss under the Probation of Offenders Act)

 

Specific road traffic

Dangerous Driving

Drink Driving

Unauthorised taking of motor vehicles

Outcome

Offences

Defendants

Offences

Defendants

Offences

Defendants

Community Service Order

43

35

104

90

15

15

Probation/DPOA

103

75

99

94

87

76

Dismiss

251

195

899

855

27

27

Fines

1,091

1,004

10,965

10,491

62

59

Imp/Detention/ Imp/Det Part Suspended

 

471

 

270

 

648

 

525

 

304

 

238

Imp Suspended

105

81

292

269

53

50

Peace Bond

44

43

151

145

38

37

Struck Out

1,362

942

1,363

1,293

253

236

Taken Into Consideration

796

494

1,236

1,124

234

189

Disqualification

1,132

906

11,813

11,093

181

160

Other

679

494

645

606

225

194

Total

6,077

4,539

28,215

26,585

1,479

1,281


 

Juvenile crime

 

Outcome of cases dealt with

 

Offences

Defendants

Community service

57

38

Detention

708

280

Detention part suspended

7

6

Detention suspended

233

150

Dismiss

301

147

Dismiss on probation

553

253

Disqualified

238

131

Fine

435

246

Other

29

25

No order

296

131

Peace Bond

227

140

Poor Box

9

8

Probation order

1,046

334

Strike out

1,931

636

Taken into consideration

2,354

402

Returned to higher Court for trial

270

121

Withdrawn

228

132

Total

8,922

3,180