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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: 11-07-2023

Survey Name:

Prison Re-offending Statistics

Survey purpose:

To provide figures for the re-offending rates of those released from the custody of the Irish Prison Service.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable



Statistical Population:

Not applicable

Sampling Frame:

Not applicable

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Provide figures for the re-offending rates of those released from the custody of the Irish Prison Service.

Survey Size:

Not applicable

Principal Variables:

Combination of Garda PULSE and Prison PRIS (Prison Computer System) data.

Principal External Users:

An Garda Síochána, Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform, Houses of the Oireachtas, Agencies (e.g. RCNI (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:

Felix Coleman

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Caroline Barrett

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000