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    The publication by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Recorded Crime statistics is wholly dependent on the provision of PULSE data by An Garda Síochána (AGS). As users are aware, there has been a number of data quality issues identified in relation to PULSE data.

    The CSO recognises that the deferral of these important statistics results in an information gap and is a source of frustration to users.The CSO has taken the decision to resume publication of Recorded Crime statistics under a new category “Under Reservation”. This categorisation indicates that the quality of these statistics do not meet the standards required of official statistics published by the CSO.

    For further information see our Under Reservation FAQ page.

Date Last Updated: 30-11-2017

Survey Name:

Garda Recorded Crime Statistics

Survey purpose:

To provide data for the numbers of criminal incidents recorded by An Garda Síochána, the detection rates for these crimes, information on court proceedings and convictions.

Legislative Basis National:

Legislative Basis European:



Statistical Population:

Not applicable

Sampling Frame:

Not applicable

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Covers crime incidents, detection rates and details of court proceedings and outcomes.

Survey Size:

Not applicable

Principal Variables:

Details on the number of recorded crime incidents which are recorded as having been detected, those with relevant criminal proceedings and court outcomes, and statistics on the ages and genders of individuals who have been convicted for crimes reported.

Principal External Users:

An Garda Síochána, Department of Justice and Equality, Houses of the Oireachtas, Agencies (e.g. Rape Crisis Network Ireland, COSC (The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence), General Public, Researchers.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Sam Scriven

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Olive Loughnane, Amelia Murray

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000