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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: 27-04-2022

Survey Name:

Recorded Crime Victims and Offenders

Survey purpose:

To provide provisional figures for the number of victims and suspected offenders of serious crimes against the person which include homicides, sexual offences and physical assault & related offences recorded by An Garda Síochána, based on the Irish Crime Classification System (ICCS).

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable



Statistical Population:


Sampling Frame:


Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not applicable

Survey Size:

Not applicable

Principal Variables:

Crime incident type, age and sex of victim, detection status, age and sex of suspected offender, date of occurrence of offence, date when offence was reported and time period.

Principal External Users:

An Garda Síochána, Department of Justice and Equality, 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:

Jim Dalton

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Caroline Barrett

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000