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Fewer Than 20% of Gun Crimes in Republic Result in a Conviction

Irish Times

14 July 2008

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Fewer than one in five gun crimes results in a conviction, new figures released by the Department of Justice have revealed…

In 2003, there were 1,126 recorded gun crimes. Convictions were secured in 187 cases -- a 17 per cent conviction rate.

In 2004, some 1,224 gun crimes were recorded with 219 convictions secured -- an 18 per cent conviction rate.

The following year, 2005, some 1,259 gun crimes were recorded with 191 convictions secured -- a 15 per cent conviction rate.

The gun crime figures relate to all gun crimes including, among others, gangland murders, drive-by shootings and armed robberies…

The vast majority of gun crime committed in the Republic is drug-related.

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