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Recorded Crime Q1 2019

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Recorded fraud and sexual offences continue to increase; burglary and criminal damage offences continue to fall

Crime incident data, from An Garda Síochána, shows a large rise in the number of recorded incidents of Fraud, deception and related offences in the year to March 2019, up by 28.5% over a 12 month period, from 5,322 to 6,841 recorded crimes. The number of recorded incidents of Controlled drug offences increased by 16.2%, from 16,564 to 19,247. The upward trend in reported Sexual offences also continued, up by 10% on the previous 12-month period, to 3,231 incidents in the year to March 2019.

The number of recorded crimes of Burglary and related offences fell by 10.3% compared with the previous 12 months, to 16,766 incidents in the year to March 2019. The number of Damage to property and the environment offences decreased by 5.8%. Recorded homicides fell from 84 to 72.

Table 1.1: Recorded crime incidents1 classified by offence group, annualised2 total to Q1 2018 and 2019
     
 Annualised total to Q1
ICCSq offence group20182019Change% Change
     
01 Homicide offences8472-12-14.3
02 Sexual offences2,9383,231+293+10.0
03 Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences19,25020,526+1276+6.6
04 Dangerous or negligent acts8,2928,840+548+6.6
05 Kidnapping and related offences125136+11+8.8
06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences2,3092,416+107+4.6
07 Burglary and related offences18,68316,766-1917-10.3
08 Theft and related offences69,29867,463-1835-2.6
09 Fraud, deception and related offences5,3226,841+1519+28.5
10 Controlled drug offences16,56419,247+2683+16.2
11 Weapons and explosives offences2,3812,491+110+4.6
12 Damage to property and to the environment23,05321,727-1326-5.8
13 Public order and other social code offences31,10832,571+1463+4.7
15 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime14,23415,548+1314+9.2
1 These statistics are categorised as Under Reservation. This categorisation indicates that the quality of these statistics do not meet the standards required of official statistics published by CSO.
2 The annualised figure for a given quarter is the total number of crimes recorded in the 12 months prior to end of that quarter.
X-axis label 02 Sexual offences 03 Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences 06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences 07 Burglary and related offences 09 Fraud, Deception and related offences 10 Controlled drug offences 12 Damage to property and to the environment 15 Offences against Government
% change10.06.64.6-10.328.516.2-5.89.2

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