24 November 2020
Go to release: Recorded Crime Detection 2019
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (24 November 2020) published statistics on rates of detection for crime incidents reported to An Garda Síochána in 2019, and updated detection statistics for crimes reported in 2018. A crime is considered detected when An Garda Síochána have identified and sanctioned a suspected offender for the crime. Detection rates for the same period tend to increase over time as more investigations are concluded.
Commenting on the release, Sam Scriven, Statistician, said: ‘Recorded Crime Detection 2019 is the second annual publication of statistics on crime detection since An Garda Síochána introduced new data governance controls targeted at improving data quality in the recording of detections in 2018.
Detection rates for crimes reported in 2019 were found to be broadly similar to the detection rates for 2018 crimes which were published a year ago. The highest detection rate was 87.9% for Group 10 (Controlled drug offences) while the lowest rate was 12.0% for Group 02 (Sexual offences), both small increases on the equivalent detection rates for 2018 published a year ago.
Updated detection rates for crimes reported in 2018 show the extent to which additional crimes from 2018 have been detected within the last twelve months. The detection rate for Group 02 (Sexual offences) reported in 2018 rose from just over one in ten (11%) when measured a year ago to closer to one in five (18.7%) based on the latest available data.
Similar to last year’s findings, the rates of incidence of crimes for many crime types were higher in Dublin than outside Dublin, while detection rates were lower in Dublin than outside Dublin.’
Sam Scriven (+353) 21 453 5276
or email email@example.com
-- ENDS --