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Recorded Crime Q2 2018

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Increases in the number of crime incidents for a number of crime groups

Data compiled for the year ending June 2018 indicate that the number of recorded incidents of Robbery, Extortion and Hijacking is up 15.1% compared to the previous year. The number of recorded incidents of Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime is up 13.1%. This increase is driven by Offences while in custody, breach of court orders which is up 13.8%. There was also an increase 10.7% in Weapons and Explosives Offences. Recorded Sexual Offences rose by 10.2% from 2,675 to 2,947.

The number of Kidnapping and Related Offences was down from 127 to 104 incidents for the year ending June 2018. This represents a drop of 18.1%. There was a 3% drop in the number of incidents of Damage to Property and the Environment. The number of incidents in this category for the year ending June 2018 was 22,184 compared to 22,875 in the previous period.

Table 1.1: Recorded crime incidents1 classified by offence group, annualised2 total to Q2 2017 and 2018
     
 Annualised total to Q2
ICCSq offence group20172018Change% Change
     
01 Homicide offences777700.0
02 Sexual offences2,6752,947+272+10.2
03 Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences17,72819,2001,472+8.3
04 Dangerous or negligent acts8,1828,284102+1.2
05 Kidnapping and related offences127104-23-18.1
06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences2,0322,339307+15.1
07 Burglary and related offences18,50918,368-141-0.8
08 Theft and related offences66,90168,2481,347+2.0
09 Fraud, deception and related offences5,4765,338-138-2.5
10 Controlled drug offences16,77117,375604+3.6
11 Weapons and explosives offences2,1942,428234+10.7
12 Damage to property and to the environment22,87522,184-691-3.0
13 Public order and other social code offences30,04231,3201,278+4.3
15 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime12,56514,2051,640+13.1
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 11 Weapons and explosives offences 12 Damage to property and to the environment 13 Public order and other social code offences 15 Offences against Government
% change10.28.315.110.7-3.04.313.1

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