Date Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016
The CSO today (28th September 2016) published recorded crime statistics for Q2 2016. Among the main findings are:
Also published today was the CSO’s second report on the quality of crime statistics. The report, which is based on 2015 data, follows last year’s publication (which was based on 2011 data) and involved a comprehensive review of the quality of Garda crime administrative data on PULSE (Police Using Leading Systems Effectively).
Commenting Tim Linehan, Statistician, Crime and Criminal Justice, CSO said: “Compared with the quality report published last year the amount of non-recording of crime on PULSE fell very slightly while the degree of misclassification of criminal incidents to non-crime categories such as Attention and Complaints fell significantly (from 7% to 3%) as did the number of crimes incorrectly marked as detected. However, as the issues raised in the previous CSO review of Garda crime recording continue to exist, albeit to a lesser degree, we continue to advise users to consider these issues when interpreting crime statistics.
Based on the samples taken, the CSO analysis shows:
The CSO is continuing to work with An Garda Siochana to improve the reliability of the data and will continue this analysis at regular intervals to monitor data quality.” he added.
The Review of the quality of crime statistics 2016 (PDF 259KB) is published today along with the Quarterly Crime release
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