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90306515 The Chief Justice  Susan Denham and  Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter at the presentation of The annual report of the Courts Service for 2012 in Phoenix House, Dublin

Which reveals:

Murder cases down by 20%,

drink-driving down by 32%,

drug offences down by 10%,

public order offences down 22%

juvenile crime case down 30%.

Repossession orders down 30%.

Judgments for the recovery of debts down 30%

However

There was an 82% increase in committal orders to jail people for the non-payment of debts, from 1,051 in 2011 to 1,921 last year.

Domestic violence cases were up by almost 20% last year, mostly in relation to safety and protection orders.

And a 32% increase in rape cases over two years.

 

Oh and defamation cases also increased.

Chief Justice Susan Denham calls for ethics in boardrooms and enterprises (RTE)

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)