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Press Statement


01 October 2018

Press Statement Recorded Crime Q2 2018 - Statistics Under Reservation

Increases in most crime groups in the year ending Q2 2018
  • Robbery shows the largest increase, up 15.1%
  • Recorded Crime statistics remain categorised as Statistics Under Reservation
  • Go to release: Recorded Crime Q2 2018

    The Central Statistics Office has today (01 October 2018) published the latest Recorded Crime statistics. 

    Recorded Crime Q2 2018 is the third quarterly release following the decision to resume publication of crime statistics using the category of Statistics Under Reservation. This category was introduced to highlight concerns regarding the quality of underlying data from An Garda Síochána’s PULSE database, and to inform users that revisions to the statistics can be expected as work is undertaken to resolve data quality issues.

    The statistics show an increase in the number of recorded incidents across most crime groups for the year ending Q2 2018. The greatest increases were in Robbery which is up 15.1% and Offences against Government which is up 13.1%. Offences against Government includes Breaches of Bail and Breaches of Domestic Violence Orders. The number of recorded incidents of Damage to property and the environment fell by 3.0% in the period.

    Commenting on the latest Recorded Crime statistics, Olive Loughnane, Statistician said: “In March, the CSO resumed publication of Recorded Crime statistics using the category of Statistics Under Reservation to provide the best available measure of police-recorded crime in Ireland while informing users of their concerns regarding the quality of the underlying data.

    The categorisation of Recorded Crime statistics as Statistics Under Reservation will remain in place until the CSO is satisfied that the level of accuracy and completeness of the underlying data is of sufficient quality.

    The CSO is engaging with An Garda Síochána to set out the criteria for lifting the reservation. These criteria will address quality concerns across a broad range of issues relating to the recording and classification of crime.”

    For further information:
    Statistics Under Reservation FAQs

    For further information contact:

    Olive Loughnane (+353) 21 453 5281 or Sam Scriven (+353) 21 453 5276

    or email

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