Trying Crime: Visualising sentencing data in the Irish courts – 2011

The apparent lack of consistency in sentencing for crimes is the subject of much debate in Ireland.

This simple but data-rich visualisation provides an interactive insight into the data published by the Irish Courts Service for the Circuit and District Courts in 2011.

It presents insights into the type and duration of sentence handed down for different categories of crime in that year. For example, it shows that while just 4% of sexual offences tried in the District Courts resulted in imprisonment or detention, 19% of thefts resulted in prison sentences.Follow this link to explore the data