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Date Last Updated: 19-04-2023

Survey Name:

Sexual Violence Survey

Survey purpose:

The main aim of the survey is to measure the prevalence of sexual violence in Ireland. It will involve collecting, among other things, socio-demographic information, information on experience of sexual abuse and reporting to An Garda Síochána or other services. The data collected will inform policy in several areas, including justice and equality, health and social service provision to survivors, education and children.

Legislative Basis National:

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable


Ten Years

Statistical Population:

Private individuals

Sampling Frame:

Persons resident in Ireland who are 18 and over

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not Applicable

Survey Size:

To be confirmed as part of the design/planning stage

Principal Variables:

Sociodemographic variables, variables related to sexual abuse

Principal External Users:

Government departments, Semi-state agencies in the area of justice, other non-governmental organisations, victim support groups, research centres and universities, media and general public.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Helen McGrath

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Keith McSweeney, Senior Statistician

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000