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CSO statistical release, 22 September 2014, 11am

Recorded Crime

Quarter 2 2014

Recorded crime incidents classified by offence group and annualised total1 Q2, 2013 and 2014
      
  Annualised total to Q2
ICCSq offence group20132014Change% Change
      
01Homicide offences7883+5+6.4
02Sexual offences2,0611,942-119-5.8
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences14,88914,312-577-3.9
04Dangerous or negligent acts8,1857,452-733-9.0
05Kidnapping and related offences101132+31+30.7
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences2,7742,827+53+1.9
07Burglary and related offences26,46026,430-30-0.1
08Theft and related offences76,90577,541+636+0.8
09Fraud, deception and related offences5,1355,156+21+0.4
10Controlled drug offences15,39915,699+300+1.9
11Weapons and explosives offences2,8632,560-303-10.6
12Damage to property and to the environment30,53627,883-2,653-8.7
13Public order and other social code offences39,57034,358-5,212-13.2
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime8,9138,883-30-0.3
1 The annualised figure for a given quarter is the total number of crimes recorded in the 12 months prior to end of that quarter.

Rise in Homicides and Kidnappings

Percentage change between annualised total to Q2, 2013 and 2014 for selected offence groups
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The increase in Group 01 Homicide offfences was driven by a 33.3% increase in Murder from 45 to 60 recorded offences for the twelve month period ending in June 2014.  Over the same period, Group 05 Kidnapping and related offences rose by 30.7% to 132 recorded offences.  The 1.9% rise in Group 06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences was due to a rise in Robbery from the person.  Rises were also seen in Group 08 Theft and related offences, Group 09 Fraud, deception and related offences and Group 10 Controlled drug offences.   See table 1.1 and figure 1.

When comparing the twelve-month periods ending in Q2 2013 and 2014, other groups showed decreases.  Of particular note was the 10.6% decrease  in Group 11 Weapons and explosives offences, the 8.7% decrease in Group 12 Damage to property and to the environment and the 5.8% decrease in Group 02 Sexual offences.

The CSO has also published a Recorded Crime - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 260KB) which provides additional information on the production of crime statistics.

 

Group 01 Homicide Offences

In the 12-month period ending in Q2 2014, there were 63 recorded Murder and Manslaughter offences, an increase of 14 on the corresponding period ending in Q2 2013.  However, Dangerous driving leading to death offences fell from 29 to 20 in the same period.

 

Group 02 Sexual Offences

For the 12-months ending in June 2014, the number of offences recorded in this group had fallen to 1,942 (-5.8%), from 2,061 in 2013.  Other sexual offences increased by 15.4% over the period.

 

Group 03 Attempts or Threats to Murder, Assaults, Harassments and Related Offences

Assault causing harm, poisoning offences fell by 4.0% to 3,015 recorded offences in the period ending in June 2014, while the annualised total for recorded Harassment and related offences fell by 13.8%, from 1,613 to 1,390 over the same period.  Other Assault offences fell by 3.0% to 9,541.

 

Group 04 Dangerous or Negligent Acts

Recorded Dangerous or negligent acts offences decreased by 9.0% to 7,452 in the 12-month period ending in Q2 2014 when compared to the same period ending in 2013.  As in previous periods, most recorded offences in this group related to Driving/In charge of a vehicle while over legal alcohol limit, which decreased from 7,413 to 6,757 (-8.8%).

 

Group 05 Kidnapping and Related Offences

The annual total for Kidnapping and related offences rose by 30.7% to 132 in the 12-month period ending in June 2014.  This was driven by a rise of 143.8% in the number of Abduction of person under 16 years of age offences to 39 in this period.

 

Group 06 Robbery, Extortion and Hijacking Offences

In the 12-month period ending in Q2 2014, Group 06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences rose slightly (+1.9%).  Robbery from the person offences rose by 5.5% to 1,748.  Falls were seen in Robbery of an establishment or institution (-3.5%) offences while Robbery of cash or goods in transit offences fell by 2.9% over the same period.

 

Group 07 Burglary and Related Offences

There were 26,430 recorded Burglary and related offences in the 12-month period ending in Q2 2014, representing a decrease of 30 (-0.1%) when compared with the corresponding period ending in 2013.  Comparing the same periods, Aggravated burglary offences rose by 5.5% while recorded Burglary (not aggravated) offences decreased very slightly, from 25,462 to 25,459.  Possession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand) offences decreased by 6.1% to 662.

 

Group 08 Theft and Related Offences

In the 12-month period ending in Q2 2014 Group 08 Theft and related offences rose by 0.8% to 77,541.  When considering the subgroups, recorded Theft from person offences increased by 14.0% to 6,510 and Theft from shop offences rose 0.5% to 20,254.

 

Group 09 Fraud, Deception and Related Offences

There were 5,156 recorded Fraud, deception and related offences for the 12-month period ending in Q2 2014.  This was an increase of 21 (+0.4%) on the corresponding period ending in 2013.

 

Group 10 Controlled Drug Offences

In the 12-month period ending in Q2 2014, there were 15,699 recorded Controlled drug offences, an increase of 1.9% on the corresponding period ending in 2013.  Most of these recorded offences were for Possession of drugs for personal use, which showed an increase of 2.2% to11,301.

 

Group 11 Weapons and Explosives Offences

There were 2,560 Group 11 Weapons and explosives offences in the 12 month period ending in June 2014, a decrease of almost 11% on the previous 12-month period.  Possession of a firearm offences fell from 239 to 171 (-28.5%) and Offensive weapons offences (nec) fell from 2,157 to 2,054 over the same period, a decrease of -4.8%.

 

Group 12 Damage to Property and to the Environment

Recorded Arson offences decreased to 1,871 (-5.2%) in the 12-month period ending in June 2014.  The vast majority of offences recorded in this group were for Criminal damage (not arson) which decreased by 9.1% to 25,673.

 

Group 13 Public Order and Other Social Code Offences

Recorded Public order and other social code offences fell by 13.2% to 34,358 in the 12-month period ending in Q2 2014.  The most frequently occurring offences in this group were under Disorderly conduct, which fell from 33,777 to 28,852.  This is equivalent to approximately 79 Disorderly conduct offences a day in this period.

 

Group 15 Offences against Government, Justice Procedures and Organisation of Crime

There were 8,883 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime recorded in the period ending in Q2 2014, a decrease of 0.3% when compared with the same period ending in June 2013.

Table 1 Recorded crime incidents classified by offence group and annualised total1 Q2, 2013 and 2014
       
ICCSq offence groupAnnualised total to Q2
   20132014Change% Change
      
01Homicide offences7883+5+6.4
01a Murder4560+15+33.3
 01bManslaughter43-1-25.0
01cInfanticide000-
01d Dangerous driving leading to death2920-9-31.0
       
02Sexual offences2,0611,942-119-5.8
 02aRape of a male or female493433-60-12.2
 02bDefilement of a boy or girl less than 17 years old107119+12+11.2
 02cSexual offence involving mentally impaired person711+4+57.1
 02dAggravated sexual assault410+6+150.0
 02e Sexual assault (not aggravated)1,3141,212-102-7.8
 02f Other sexual offences136157+21+15.4
       
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences14,88914,312-577-3.9
 03aMurder-attempt715+8+114.3
 03bMurder-threat295351+56+19.0
 03c Assault causing harm, poisoning3,1403,015-125-4.0
 03d Other assault9,8349,541-293-3.0
 03e Harassment and related offences1,6131,390-223-13.8
       
04Dangerous or negligent acts8,1857,452-733-9.0
 04a Dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm813+5+62.5
 04b Driving/In charge of a vehicle while over legal alcohol limit7,4136,757-656-8.8
 04c Driving/In charge of a vehicle under the influence of drugs269253-16-5.9
 04fEndangerment with potential for serious harm or death6064+4+6.7
 04gAbandoning a child, child neglect and cruelty237223-14-5.9
 04hUnseaworthy/dangerous use of boat or ship41-3-75.0
 04i False alarm/interference with aircraft or air transport facilities64-2-33.3
 04j Endangering traffic offences188137-51-27.1
       
05Kidnapping and related offences101132+31+30.7
 05aFalse imprisonment7365-8-11.0
 05b Abduction of person under 16 years of age1639+23+143.8
 05c Human trafficking offences1228+16+133.3
       
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences2,7742,827+53+1.9
 06a Robbery of an establishment or institution966932-34-3.5
06b Robbery of cash or goods in transit3433-1-2.9
 06c Robbery from the person1,6571,748+91+5.5
 06d Blackmail or extortion3427-7-20.6
 06e Carjacking, hijacking/unlawful seizure of aircraft/vessel8387+4+4.8
      
07Burglary and related offences26,46026,430-30-0.1
07a Aggravated burglary293309+16+5.5
07bBurglary (not aggravated)25,46225,459-3-0.0
 07cPossession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand)705662-43-6.1
       
08Theft and related offences76,90577,541+636+0.8
08a Theft/Taking of vehicle and related offences7,9947,368-626-7.8
08b Theft from person5,7106,510+800+14.0
08c Theft from shop20,14420,254+110+0.5
08d Other thefts, handling stolen property43,05743,409+352+0.8
    
09Fraud, deception and related offences5,1355,156+21+0.4
09aFraud, deception and related offences5,1355,156+21+0.4
    
10Controlled drug offences15,39915,699+300+1.9
 10a Importation of drugs3241+9+28.1
10bCultivation or manufacture of drugs459365-94-20.5
 10c Possession of drugs for sale or supply3,3073,397+90+2.7
 10d Possession of drugs for personal use11,05911,301+242+2.2
10e Other drug offences542595+53+9.8
      
11Weapons and explosives offences2,8632,560-303-10.6
11aExplosives, chemical weapons offences7946-33-41.8
11bDischarging a firearm141150+9+6.4
11cPossession of a firearm239171-68-28.5
11dOffensive weapons offences (nec)2,1572,054-103-4.8
11e Fireworks offences247139-108-43.7
    
12Damage to property and to the environment30,53627,883-2,653-8.7
 12aArson1,9741,871-103-5.2
 12bCriminal damage (not arson)28,33925,763-2,576-9.1
12c Litter offences223249+26+11.7
      
13Public order and other social code offences39,57034,358-5,212-13.2
13a Disorderly conduct33,77728,852-4,925-14.6
 13b Trespass offences2,9732,895-78-2.6
 13c Liquor licensing offences1,6051,300-305-19.0
 13d Prostitution offences116127+11+9.5
 13e Regulated betting or money, collection or trading offences294331+37+12.6
 13fOther social code offences (nec)805853+48+6.0
       
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime8,9138,883-30-0.3
 15aOffences against government and its agents (nec)297259-38-12.8
 15bOrganisation of crime and conspiracy to commit crime54-1-20.0
 15c Perverting the course of justice8348-35-42.2
 15d Offences while in custody, breach of court orders8,5288,572+44+0.5
1 The annualised figure for a given quarter is the total number of crimes recorded in the 12 months prior to end of that quarter.
Table 2.1 Recorded crime incidents classified by offence group, Q1 2011 to Q4 2012         
              
ICCSq offence group2011 2012
Q1Q2Q3Q4Total Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
              
01Homicide offences241816866 2617221479
 01a Murder131211642 191015953
 01b Manslaughter20013 31127
 01cInfanticide00000 00000
 01d Dangerous driving leading to death965121 466319
              
02Sexual offences5824765404162,014 6455244724752,116
 02a Rape of a male or female140103116104463 155126111127519
 02bDefilement of a boy or girl less than 17 years old49462627148 49302830137
 02cSexual offence involving mentally impaired person163313 12111125
 02d Aggravated sexual assault231410 23207
 02e Sexual assault (not aggravated)3502583552421,205 3883182912921,289
 02f Other sexual offences40603936175 39363925139
              
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences4,3794,3684,3074,00817,062 4,0693,9153,9643,76215,710
 03aMurder-attempt22127 51107
 03bMurder-threat1081048993394 91536860272
 03c Assault causing harm, poisoning9358959108443,584 8397878547513,231
 03dOther assault2,7772,8882,8412,61911,125 2,6082,5692,6102,54810,335
 03e Harassment and related offences5574794664501,952 5265054314031,865
              
04Dangerous or negligent acts2,6202,4282,5152,3839,946 2,3732,3502,1712,1579,051
 04a Dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm535013 22105
 04bDriving/In charge of a vehicle while over legal alcohol limit2,3462,1982,2672,1798,990 2,1452,1451,9861,9788,254
 04cDriving/In charge of a vehicle under the influence of drugs13112510479439 84796463290
 04fEndangerment with potential for serious harm/death17293321100 1917131867
 04g Abandoning a child, child neglect and cruelty66354550196 74545941228
 04hUnseaworthy/dangerous use of boat or ship13004 01214
 04iFalse alarm/interference with aircraft or air transport facilities00415 23308
 04jEndangering traffic offences54355753199 47494356195
              
05Kidnapping and related offences28213327109 22302227101
 05a False imprisonment1815222176 1120162067
 05b Abduction of person under 16 years of age335314 654318
 05c Human trafficking offences736319 552416
              
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences8086527097622,931 7896486617192,817
06aRobbery of an establishment or institution3002252453031,073 3392302102371,016
06b Robbery of cash or goods in transit99101139 171651149
06cRobbery from the person4573924334141,696 4013714174251,614
 06d Blackmail or extortion8231023 61161740
 06eCarjacking, hijacking/unlawful seizure of aircraft/vessel34241824100 2620232998
              
07Burglary and related offences6,7446,2526,6488,05127,695 8,0636,0836,7447,24328,133
07aAggravated burglary97817682336 76518076283
07b Burglary (not aggravated)6,5056,0186,4097,79226,724 7,8175,8206,5076,95427,098
 07cPossession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand)142153163177635 170212157213752
              
08Theft and related offences19,56819,08719,72918,59076,974 18,89219,18319,19619,13176,402
08aTheft/Taking of vehicle and related offences3,0392,5952,4832,27610,393 2,2652,0512,1331,9998,448
08bTheft from person8577611,0061,0603,684 1,0611,1701,3291,4765,036
08c Theft from shop4,6864,9165,2615,12619,989 4,6394,9474,8625,13619,584
08d Other thefts, handling stolen property10,98610,81510,97910,12842,908 10,92711,01510,87210,52043,334
            
09Fraud, deception and related offences1,5651,2101,3271,2685,370 1,7171,3661,4281,2805,791
09aFraud, deception and related offences1,5651,2101,3271,2685,370 1,7171,3661,4281,2805,791
            
10Controlled drug offences4,2234,5084,9634,00117,695 4,2844,3654,0643,73716,450
 10aImportation of drugs11129941 8126430
10b Cultivation or manufacture of drugs102154188136580 108139147123517
 10c Possession of drugs for sale or supply1,0099331,0089243,874 1,0028907928193,503
 10dPossession of drugs for personal use2,9833,2643,6092,81812,674 3,0203,1692,9672,66511,821
10eOther drug offences118145149114526 146155152126579
              
11Weapons and explosives offences8857928619453,483 7577416928483,038
11a Explosives, chemical weapons offences2025141978 1728182790
11b Discharging a firearm53373934163 38383038144
11c Possession of a firearm90746565294 67546662249
11dOffensive weapons offences (nec)7116486995702,628 6276135365262,302
11e Fireworks offences11844257320 8842195253
            
12Damage to property and to the environment9,5078,8298,5148,72435,574 8,6857,9037,8877,95332,428
 12a Arson5685835855892,325 5165685425292,155
 12b Criminal damage (not arson)8,8708,1887,8788,10033,036 8,0907,2567,2697,37629,991
12cLitter offences69585135213 79797648282
      
13Public order and other social code offences12,83912,07412,65211,49549,060 11,03211,03811,43810,35343,861
13aDisorderly conduct11,08910,33510,8989,81542,137 9,4129,3289,7898,83037,359
 13bTrespass offences9209719547353,580 8429308736903,335
 13c Liquor licensing offences6185865925452,341 4984875004331,918
 13d Prostitution offences79444659228 41463130148
 13e Regulated betting/money collection/trading offences68638385299 58797879294
 13fOther social code offences (nec)657579256475 181168167291807
              
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime2,8262,5562,3792,41210,173 2,6902,4222,1972,1369,445
 15a Offences against government and its agents (nec)12311911886446 75576092284
 15bOrganisation of crime and conspiracy to commit crime4411322 04206
 15cPerverting the course of justice2618212186 37163315101
 15d Offences while in custody, breach of court orders2,6732,4152,2392,2929,619 2,5782,3452,1022,0299,054
Table 2.2 Recorded crime incidents by offence group, Q1 2013 to Q2 2014  
     
ICCSq offence group2013 2014
Q1Q2Q3Q4Total Q1Q2
           
01Homicide offences1824271483 2814
 01a Murder1011181352 209
 01b Manslaughter01113 10
 01cInfanticide00000 00
 01d Dangerous driving leading to death8128028 75
           
02Sexual offences5875274734272,014 541501
 02a Rape of a male or female15010510393451 110127
 02bDefilement of a boy or girl less than 17 years old2920271692 5026
 02cSexual offence involving mentally impaired person413210 42
 02d Aggravated sexual assault114410 11
 02e Sexual assault (not aggravated)3643673062871,324 306313
 02f Other sexual offences39333025127 7032
           
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences3,5213,6423,7443,58114,488 3,3703,617
 03aMurder-attempt424313 44
 03bMurder-threat798810275344 8391
 03c Assault causing harm, poisoning7727637837653,083 693774
 03dOther assault2,2732,4032,4822,3949,552 2,2422,423
 03e Harassment and related offences3933863733441,496 348325
           
04Dangerous or negligent acts1,8761,9811,9071,8957,659 1,8321,818
 04a Dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm524112 53
 04bDriving/In charge of a vehicle while over legal alcohol limit1,6691,7801,7291,7376,915 1,6251,666
 04cDriving/In charge of a vehicle under the influence of drugs60826366271 6163
 04fEndangerment with potential for serious harm/death1613231466 1512
 04g Abandoning a child, child neglect and cruelty79584146224 9343
 04hUnseaworthy/dangerous use of boat or ship01102 00
 04iFalse alarm/interference with aircraft or air transport facilities21014 21
 04jEndangering traffic offences45444630165 3130
           
05Kidnapping and related offences33193930121 3528
 05a False imprisonment2512251678 159
 05b Abduction of person under 16 years of age4581027 1110
 05c Human trafficking offences426416 99
           
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences7726225988132,805 757659
06aRobbery of an establishment or institution299220178292989 281181
06b Robbery of cash or goods in transit711111039 75
 06cRobbery from the person4403753854861,686 444433
 06d Blackmail or extortion749525 67
 06eCarjacking, hijacking/unlawful seizure of aircraft/vessel1912152066 1933
          
07Burglary and related offences6,6165,8576,3507,36226,185 6,8195,899
07aAggravated burglary65728575297 8861
07b Burglary (not aggravated)6,3885,6136,0917,11525,207 6,5985,655
 07cPossession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand)163172174172681 133183
           
08Theft and related offences18,69019,88820,79819,38778,763 17,83719,519
08aTheft/Taking of vehicle and related offences2,0341,8281,7111,7907,363 1,9371,930
08bTheft from person1,4341,4711,7171,8996,521 1,4261,468
08c Theft from shop4,8095,3375,4025,03520,583 4,4745,343
08d Other thefts, handling stolen property10,41311,25211,96810,66344,296 10,00010,778
         
09Fraud, deception and related offences1,1881,2391,1541,2464,827 1,4091,347
09aFraud, deception and related offences1,1881,2391,1541,2464,827 1,4091,347
         
10Controlled drug offences3,3454,2534,3933,39315,384 3,6594,254
 10aImportation of drugs15713944 127
10b Cultivation or manufacture of drugs7111811982390 6995
 10c Possession of drugs for sale or supply8178797837863,265 909919
 10dPossession of drugs for personal use2,3393,0883,3512,41711,195 2,4833,050
 10eOther drug offences10316112799490 186183
           
11Weapons and explosives offences6227016837432,749 553581
11a Explosives, chemical weapons offences2014131259 912
11b Discharging a firearm39343850161 2339
11c Possession of a firearm54574341195 4146
11dOffensive weapons offences (nec)5015945685252,188 479482
11e Fireworks offences8221115146 12
         
12Damage to property and to the environment7,3577,3396,9317,29828,925 6,8236,831
 12a Arson4174865355131,951 366457
 12b Criminal damage (not arson)6,8936,8016,3366,72926,759 6,3916,307
12cLitter offences47526056215 6667
        
13Public order and other social code offences8,5989,1819,8548,82236,455 7,5378,145
13aDisorderly conduct7,3147,8448,2537,44430,855 6,3286,827
 13bTrespass offences6827288417002,951 641713
 13c Liquor licensing offences3413314003021,374 317281
 13d Prostitution offences26293035120 2636
 13e Regulated betting/money collection/trading offences479010287326 6181
 13fOther social code offences (nec)188159228254829 164207
           
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime2,2132,3672,2902,2519,121 2,2252,117
 15a Offences against government and its agents (nec)67786468277 6760
 15bOrganisation of crime and conspiracy to commit crime12104 30
 15cPerverting the course of justice2015161364 415
 15d Offences while in custody, breach of court orders2,1252,2722,2092,1708,776 2,1512,042
Table 3 Recorded crime incidents classified by offence group and annualised total1 Q2, 2010 to 2014
       
  Annualised total to Q2
ICCSq offence group20102011201220132014
       
01Homicide offences8481677883
02Sexual offences1,9982,0782,1252,0611,942
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences17,95917,57316,29914,88914,312
04Dangerous or negligent acts13,38110,8059,6218,1857,452
05Kidnapping and related offences145106112101132
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences2,8363,0582,9082,7742,827
07Burglary and related offences26,72226,00828,84526,46026,430
08Theft and related offences76,77277,08376,39476,90577,541
09Fraud, deception and related offences4,8655,1835,6785,1355,156
10Controlled drug offences20,78718,51817,61315,39915,699
11Weapons and explosives offences4,0693,8733,3042,8632,560
12Damage to property and to the environment40,24637,98333,82630,53627,883
13Public order and other social code offences55,52152,98446,21739,57034,358
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime11,49110,7689,9038,9138,883
1 The annualised figure for a given quarter is the total number of crimes recorded in the 12 months prior to end of that quarter.
Table 4 Recorded crime incidents classified by offence group, Garda region and annualised total1 Q2, 2013 and 2014
         
Garda region 
ICCSq offence groupNorthern Western SouthernEastern South Eastern Dublin MetropolitanState
         
Annualised total to Q2 2014810101443783
01Homicide offences2102083263432326231,942
02Sexual offences1,8981,6582,8122,1241,6544,16614,312
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences9161,0701,4991,1461,0681,7537,452
04Dangerous or negligent acts221319121353132
05Kidnapping and related offences1031012472181542,0042,827
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences2,2562,1832,7624,7993,31111,11926,430
07Burglary and related offences4,8904,89510,67210,8956,72939,46077,541
08Theft and related Offences4335637316874632,2795,156
09Fraud, deception and related offences8911,4032,8202,3481,6146,62315,699
10Controlled drug offences2511724132842551,1852,560
11Weapons and explosives offences2,7922,2064,5774,0082,91411,38627,883
12Damage to property and to the environment3,8094,1018,1604,0384,3649,88634,358
13Public order and other social code offences4716911,6918625904,5788,883
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime       
         
Annualised total to Q2 201313111110112278
01Homicide offences2522193833122995962,061
02Sexual offences2,0381,6832,8802,3171,8474,12414,889
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences1,1131,0181,6161,2051,1052,1288,185
04Dangerous or negligent acts111114131339101
05Kidnapping and related offences133742622461631,8962,774
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences2,2942,2202,8995,1123,88810,04726,460
07Burglary and related offences4,9985,45710,49310,2337,19438,53076,905
08Theft and related Offences5085096887074222,3015,135
09Fraud, deception and related offences1,0381,1052,7412,0681,6446,80315,399
10Controlled drug offences2151825203503181,2782,863
11Weapons and explosives offences3,0272,5175,0314,2833,32212,35630,536
12Damage to property and to the environment4,2844,5759,4604,3175,05011,88439,570
13Public order and other social code offences5196151,5308606324,7578,913
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime       
  
Annualised total change to Q2 2014-5-1-14-7155
01Homicide offences-42-11-57+31-67+27-119
02Sexual offences-140-25-68-193-193+42-577
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences-197+52-117-59-37-375-733
04Dangerous or negligent acts+11+2+5-10+14+31
05Kidnapping and related offences-30+27-15-28-9+108+53
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences-38-37-137-313-577+1,072-30
07Burglary and related offences-108-562+179+662-465+930+636
08Theft and related Offences-75+54+43-20+41-22+21
09Fraud, deception and related offences-147+298+79+280-30-180+300
10Controlled drug offences+36-10-107-66-63-93-303
11Weapons and explosives offences-235-311-454-275-408-970-2,653
12Damage to property and to the environment-475-474-1,300-279-686-1,998-5,212
13Public order and other social code offences-48+76+161+2-42-179-30
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime       
1 The annualised figure for a given quarter is the total number of crimes recorded in the 12 months prior to end of that quarter.

Background Notes

Introduction

The Crime Incidents, Quarter 2, 2014 release provides provisional figures for the number of offences recorded by An Garda Síochána, based on the Irish Crime Classification System (ICCS) but excluding elements of Group 4  (Dangerous or Negligent Acts), and all of Groups 14 (Road and Traffic Offences (Not Elsewhere Classified or nec))  and 16 (Offences Not Elsewhere Classified). Figures are provided from Quarter 1, 2011 to Quarter 2, 2014. The information supplied in this report refers only to crime incidents known to An Garda Síochána and recorded as such in the Garda PULSE (Police Using Leading Systems Effectively) system.  Because of timing issues with respect to the extraction of data, figures may be revised subsequent to this publication.

 

Crime recording

Incidents reported or which become known to members of An Garda Síochána are recorded when, on the balance of probability, a Garda determines that a criminal offence defined by law has taken place, and there is no credible evidence to the contrary. If it is subsequently determined that a criminal offence did not take place, the criminal offence recorded is invalidated and is not counted in the statistics. If a person makes a report and subsequently withdraws it by stating that the criminal act did not take place, then this too is invalidated unless there is evidence to suggest that, by reasonable probability, the offence has taken place. For criminal offences where victim confirmation is required (e.g. assault, fraud), a criminal offence is recorded only where the victim confirms the offence or where there is evidence to suggest that by reasonable probability it occurred. Another important feature of a recorded offence is that it is based on the date reported to, or that it became known to, the Gardaí. This has major implications for some offence types. Notable amongst these are sexual offences, as it has often been the case that such incidents have been reported to An Garda Síochána many years (sometimes decades) after the event(s). Thus a sexual assault, which occurred in 1960, would be included in the statistics for 2008 if it was first reported in that year.

 

Crime Classification

A criminal offence is classified as a particular offence type at the initial recording of that offence. However, upon investigation, it may later become apparent that an alternative offence type should be used. In this event, the record is amended to reflect this. Re-classification on the basis of court proceedings only occurs in relation to homicide offences. A murder offence is reclassified as manslaughter when a charge of manslaughter commences or when a murder charge results in a conviction for manslaughter. It is also possible, though more rare, that an incident originally classified as manslaughter may be re-classified as murder. Also, a re-classification to a homicide offence occurs when, for example, a serious assault has been recorded and, some time later, the victim dies as a consequence of the assault.

 

General Counting Rules

Crime counting rules are applied to all criminal offences for the purposes of the statistics. The following are the main rules relevant to the quarterly figures:

 

Primary Offence Rule: Where two or more criminal offences are disclosed in a single episode, it is the primary criminal offence that is counted. The primary offence is that offence which the greater penalty may apply. Where offences have similar penalties, offences against the person take precedence over offences against property for the purpose of determining the primary offence.

 

One Offence Counts Per Victim: One offence counts per victim involved with the exceptions of cheque/credit card fraud and burglary. Under certain circumstances, the cheque/credit card exception necessitates that a series of these offences counts as one crime where the originating bank ultimately suffers the loss. The burglary exception dictates that one burglary offence is counted where property belonging to two or more victims is stolen (or damaged) during a single burglary.

 

Continuous Series Involving the Same Victim and Same Offender: A continuous series of offences against the same victim involving the same offender counts as one offence

 

ICCSq Offence Groups

 

 

01 Homicide offences 01a  Murder    Murder
  01b  Manslaughter Manslaughter
  01c  Infanticide Infanticide
  01d  Dangerous driving leading to death Manslaughter (traffic fatality)
    Dangerous driving causing death
     
02 Sexual offences 02a  Rape of a male or female Rape of a male or female
    Rape Section 4 
 

02b Defilement of a boy or girl less than 17 years old

Unlawful carnal Knowledge/Criminal law (Sexual Offences Act) 2006
  02c  Sexual offence involving mentally impaired person Sexual offence involving mentally  impaired person
  02d  Aggravated sexual assault Aggravated sexual assault
  02e  Sexual assault (not aggravated) Sexual assault
  02f  Other sexual offences Incest
    Child pornography offences
    Child pornography – obstruction of warrant
    Gross indecency
     

03 Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences

03a  Murder-attempt Murder-attempt
  03b  Murder-threat Murder-threat
  03c  Assault causing harm, poisoning Assault causing harm
    Poisoning
  03d  Other assault Assault or obstruction of Garda/official, resisting arrest
    Minor assault
  03e  Harassment and related offences Coercion
    Harassment, stalking, threats
    Demanding payment of debt causing alarm
    Housing Act
    Menacing phone calls
    Incitement to hatred offences
     
04 Dangerous or negligent acts 04a  Dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm Dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm
  04b  Driving/In charge of a vehicle while over legal alcohol limit Driving/In charge of a vehicle while over  legal alcohol limit
  04c  Driving/In charge of a vehicle under the influence of drugs Driving/In charge of a vehicle under the influence of drugs
  04f  Endangerment with potential for serious harm or death Endangerment with potential for serious harm or death
  04g  Abandoning a child, child neglect and cruelty Abandoning a child, child neglect and cruelty
  04h  Unseaworthy/dangerous use of boat or ship Unseaworthy/dangerous use of boat or ship
  04i  False alarm/interference with aircraft or air transport facilities False alarm/interference with aircraft or air transport facilities
  04j  Endangering traffic offences Endangering traffic offences
     
05 Kidnapping and related offences  05a  False imprisonment False imprisonment 
  05b  Abduction of person under 16 years of age Abduction of person under 16 years of age
  05c  Human trafficking offences Human trafficking offences
     
06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences 06a  Robbery of an establishment or institution Robbery of an establishment or institution
  06b  Robbery of cash or goods in transit Robbery of cash or goods in transit
  06c  Robbery from the person Robbery from the person
  06d  Blackmail or extortion Blackmail or extortion
  06e  Carjacking, hijacking/unlawful seizure of aircraft/vessel Carjacking, hijacking/unlawful seizure of aircraft/vessel
     
07 Burglary and related offences 07a  Aggravated burglary Aggravated burglary
  07b  Burglary (not aggravated) Burglary (not aggravated)
  07c  Possession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand) Possession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand)
     
08 Theft and related offences 08a  Theft/Taking of vehicle and related offences Theft/Unauthorised taking of vehicle
    Interfering with vehicle (with intent to steal item or vehicle)
  08b  Theft from person Theft from person
  08c  Theft from shop Theft from shop 
  08d  Other thefts, handling stolen property  Theft from vehicle
    Theft/Unauthorised taking of a pedal cycle
   

Theft of, or interference with, mail Handling or possession of stolen property

Theft of other property

     
09 Fraud, deception and related offences 09a  Fraud, deception and related offences Fraud, deception, false pretence offences
    Forging an instrument to defraud
    Possession of an article for use in fraud, deception or extortion
    Falsification of accounts
    Offences under the Companies Act
    Offences under the Investment Intermediaries Act
    Offences under the Stock Exchange Act
    Money laundering
    Embezzlement
    Fraud against the European Union
    Importation/Sale/Supply of tobacco
    Counterfeiting notes and coins
    Counterfeiting of goods
    Bad debts criminal (Debtors Ireland)
    Corruption (involving public office holder)
     
10 Controlled drug offences  10a  Importation of drugs Importation of drugs
  10b  Cultivation or manufacture of drugs  Cultivation or manufacture of drugs
  10c  Possession of drugs for sale or supply Possession of drugs for sale or supply 
  10d  Possession of drugs for personal use Possession of drugs for personal use
  10e  Other drug offences Forged or altered prescription offences obstruction under the Drugs Act
     
11 Weapons and explosives offences 11a  Explosives, chemical weapons offences Causing an explosion
    Making of explosives
    Possession of explosives 
    Chemical weapons offences 
  11b  Discharging a firearm Discharging a firearm
  11c  Possession of a firearm Possession of a firearm
  11d  Offensive weapons offences (nec) Possession of offensive weapons (not firearms)
  11e  Fireworks offences Fireworks offences (for sale, igniting etc.)
     
12 Damage to property and to the environment 12a  Arson Arson
  12b  Criminal damage (not arson) Criminal damage (not arson) 
  12c  Litter offences  Litter offences 
     
13 Public order and other social code offences 13a  Disorderly conduct Affray/Riot/Violent disorder
    Public order offences 
    Drunkenness offences
    Air rage-disruptive or drunken behaviour on aircraft
  13b Trespass offences

Forcible entry and occupation (not burglary)

    Trespass on lands or enclosed areas
  13c  Liquor licensing offences Liquor licensing offences
    Registered clubs offences
    Special restaurant offences
    Provision of intoxicating liquor to under 18 year olds
    Purchase or consumption of alcohol by under 18 year olds
    Sale of intoxicating liquor to under 18 year olds
     
  13d Prostitution offences Brothel keeping
    Organisation of prostitution
    Prostitution, including soliciting etc.
  13e  Regulated betting or money, collection or trading offences Offences under the Betting Acts
    Collecting money without permit, unauthorised collection
    Offences under Gaming and Lotteries Acts
    Permit/License offences for casual/street trading
  13f  Other social code offences (nec) Allowing a child (under 16 years) to beg
    Bigamy
    Bestiality
    Indecency
   

Begging

     
15 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime 15a  Offences against government and its agents (nec) Treason
    Breaches of Offences Against the State
    Acts
    Breaches of Official Secrets Act
    Impersonating member of An Garda
    Síochána
    Electoral offences including personation
    Public mischief-annoying phone calls,
    wasting police time
    Criminal Assets Bureau offences
    Non compliance with Garda direction
     
  15b  Organisation of crime and conspiracy to commit crime Criminal organisation offences
    (organised crime)
    Conspiracy to commit a crime
  15c  Perverting the course of justice Perjury
    Interfering with a jury (embracery)
    Assisting offenders
    Public mischief, pervert course of justice, conceal offence
  15d  Offences while in custody, breach of court orders Escape or help to escape from custody
    Prison offences
    Breach of Domestic Violence Order (protection, safety, barring)
    Breach of order under Family Law Act
    Breach of bail
    Failure to comply under Sex Offenders
    Act
    Other failure to comply with court order jury summons, warrant etc.

 

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