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The number of crime incidents recorded in the category Controlled drug offences rose by 3,003 (+15.7%) to 22,166 in the year to Q1 2020 compared with the previous year. The number of Fraud, deception and related offences recorded by An Garda Síochána increased by 14.9%, or 1,026 incidents over the year. See Table 1.1.
The number of crime incidents in the category Sexual offences fell by 4.6% in the year to Q1 2020. This was the first year-on-year decrease in recorded Sexual offences since Q3 2014.
The number of Homicide and related offences recorded in the year to Q1 2020 was lower than for the previous year by 12, however some care should be taken when interpreting this fall, as the more recent figure may rise as investigations into fatal road traffic collisions conclude. The combined number of incidents of Murder and Manslaughter fell by one over the year. Further breakdown of the data in Table 1.1 is provided in Chapter 3.
It is important to note that travel and other restrictions introduced during March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis are likely to impact on the number of crime incidents recorded at the end of Q1 2020.
|Table 1.1 Recorded crime incidents1 classified by offence group, annualised2 total to Q1 2019 and 2020|
|Annualised total to Q1|
|ICCSq offence group||2019||2020||Change||% Change|
|01 Homicide and related offences||71||59||-12||-16.9|
|02 Sexual offences||3,263||3,114||-149||-4.6|
|03 Attempts/threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences||20,769||21,211||442||2.1|
|04 Dangerous or negligent acts||8,829||8,704||-125||-1.4|
|05 Kidnapping and related offences||138||133||-5||-3.6|
|06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences||2,419||2,306||-113||-4.7|
|07 Burglary and related offences||16,751||16,436||-315||-1.9|
|08 Theft and related offences||67,320||67,038||-282||-0.4|
|09 Fraud, deception and related offences||6,872||7,898||1,026||14.9|
|10 Controlled drug offences||19,163||22,166||3,003||15.7|
|11 Weapons and explosives offences||2,497||2,778||281||11.3|
|12 Damage to property and to the environment||21,729||21,349||-380||-1.7|
|13 Public order and other social code offences||32,537||31,713||-824||-2.5|
|15 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime||16,549||15,775||-774||-4.7|
|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.|
|01 Homicide and related offences||02 Sexual offences||03 Attempts/threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences||04 Dangerous or negligent acts||05 Kidnapping and related offences||06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences||07 Burglary and related offences||08 Theft and related offences||09 Fraud, deception and related offences||10 Controlled drug offences||11 Weapons and explosives offences||15 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime|
|ICCSq offence group||-16.9||-4.6||2.1||-1.4||-3.6||-4.7||-1.9||-0.4||14.9||15.7||11.3||-4.7|
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