27 April 2022
Go to release: Recorded Crime Victims 2021 and Suspected Offenders 2020
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (27 April 2022) published the latest statistics on victims and suspected offenders of serious crimes recorded by An Garda Síochána.
Commenting on the release, Jim Dalton, Statistician, said: “The figures published today provide detail on the age and sex of both victims and suspected offenders of serious crimes reported to An Garda Síochána.
In one in seven (15%) cases of detected sexual violence in 2020, both the victim and suspected offender were under 18 years.
Four out of every five (82%) cases of reported sexual violence incidents in 2021 involved a female victim and more than half (56%) of victims were aged under 18 years when the offence took place.
The vast majority (98%) of suspected offenders of detected sexual violence reported in 2020 were male and one in six were under 18 years when the incident took place.
Males accounted for seven out of ten (69%) victims of reported homicide crime incidents in 2021. Nearly half (49%) of all homicide offence victims were aged 45 years or more. One tenth (10%) were under 18 and nearly a quarter (23%) were aged between 18 and 29 years.
Over half (56%) of victims of reported physical assault and related offences were male in 2021.
The proportion of victims of reported physical assault and related offences who were female was 44% in 2021, down slightly from 2020 (45%). However, these were higher than the 41% recorded in both 2019 and 2018. This may be attributable to the relatively larger decline in the number of male assault victims in 2020 and 2021 linked to the varying levels of COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.”
Recorded Crime statistics continue to be published as Statistics Under Reservation.
For further information: Under Reservation Explanation
Jim Dalton (+353) 87 6780316/ (+353) 21 453 5623 or Caroline Barrett (+353) 21 453 5485
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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