Date Published: Tue, 30 Jun 2015
The CSO has resumed publication of recorded crime data, with the release of statistics for Q3 & Q4 2014 and Q1 2015. Among the main findings are:
Publication of the data was suspended following the publication of the Garda Inspectorate report Crime Investigation in November 2014. The CSO decision to resume publication follows the completion of a comprehensive review of the quality of Garda crime administrative data on PULSE (Police Using Leading Systems Effectively). Based on the samples taken, the CSO analysis shows:
These findings are broadly in line with those of the Garda Inspectorate report.
The CSO has decided that it will resume publication of recorded crime statistics, given the importance to the state of having information on recorded crime levels. However when interpreting the recorded crime statistics, the CSO advises that the findings of the review should be taken into account. . The CSO review (PDF 288KB) is published today along with the quarterly crime release (PDF 858KB) .
It is envisaged that similar reviews will be undertaken by the CSO on a periodic basis to monitor data quality.
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