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Probation Service. (2020) Probation Service annual report 2019. Dublin: Probation Service.

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Key statistics

  • In 2019, the Probation Service dealt with 16,607 offenders in the community and 2,689 offenders in prison.
  • The Probation Service completed over 12,500 Probation Assessment Reports and over 3500 Community Service Assessment Reports. 
  • There were 2,791 Community Service Orders made in 2019 compared with 2,499 Community Service Orders made in 2018.
  • The 2,791 Community Service Orders for 2019 totals 379,815 hours work in lieu of 1,247 years in prison. This equates to over €3.5 million worth of unpaid work for the benefit of communities nationwide.
  • 16.2% (1,716) of new referrals were female in 2019.
  • The Probation Service supervised 581 young persons in 2019 

Top 6 offences Resulting in Referrals to the Probation Service Representing just over 80% of all referrals: 1 Theft, 2 Drug Offences, 3 Assault, 4 Public Order, 5 Road Traffic, 6 Burglary 

See page 62 for Table: Offence breakdown of all referrals and orders made 2019, including drug offences

See page 63 for Table: Referrals by court venue – 2019, including Drug Treatment Court

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