Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed that the State saves just €4,000 a year from the closure of each Garda station.
Minister Fitzgerald says the total annual savings from closing 139 Garda stations amounted to €556,000.
However, she has insisted that the closure of Garda stations was not designed as a cost-saving measure - but rather to free up Gardaí for frontline work elsewhere.
The news comes as the latest figures from the CSO show a slight overall increase in crime - with a 1.2% increase in the overall number offences reported in the last year.
The details came in response to a written Dáil question from Sinn Féin's justice spokesman Padraig MacLochlainn.