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Recorded Crime Q2 2019

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The number of fraud offences recorded by An Garda Síochána rose by 34.4% in the year to June 2019; from 5,405 to 7,265 recorded incidents. Drug offences increased by 16.5%, from 17,304 to 20,153. The upward trend in reported Sexual offences continued, up by 9.2% on the previous 12-month period to 3,286 incidents in the year to June 2019. The number of incidents of Kidnapping and related offences also rose by 24.

The number of homicides recorded for the 12 months to June 2019 fell by 38 compared with the previous period. Murder incidents fell by 9, with a decrease of 28 in the number of confirmed incidents of Dangerous driving leading to death compared with the previous year. Some care should be taken when interpreting this, as figures for Dangerous driving leading to death are often revised upwards in subsequent time periods as investigations into fatal road traffic collisions conclude.

The figures also reflect a technical revision carried out by An Garda Síochána to correct 156 PULSE records of Dangerous Driving Causing Death for the period 2003-2019 which were identified as having an incorrect reported date. These 156 incidents represent 20% of Dangerous Driving Causing Death incidents in the period 2003-2019. The correction results in some offences being properly reclassified to the time period when the Dangerous Driving Causing Death incident occurred. 

The number of Burglary and related offences decreased by 9.8% in the year to June, from 18,416 to 16,617.

Table 1.1 Recorded crime incidents1 classified by offence group, annualised2 total to Q2 2018 and 2019
 Annualised total to Q2
ICCSq offence group20182019Change% Change
 
01 Homicide and related offences9456-38-40.4
02 Sexual offences3,0083,2862789.2
03 Attempts/Threats to Murder, assaults, harassments and related offences19,35320,6561,3036.7
04 Dangerous or negligent acts8,3198,7964775.7
05 Kidnapping and related offences1061302422.6
06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences 2,3352,386512.2
07 Burglary and related offences18,41616,617-1,799-9.8
08 Theft and related offences68,04268,090480.1
09 Fraud, deception and related offences5,4057,2651,86034.4
10 Controlled drug offences17,30420,1532,84916.5
11 Weapons and explosives offences2,4272,5881616.6
12 Damage to property and to the environment22,10421,944-160-0.7
13 Public order and other social code offences31,36032,7021,3424.3
15 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime 15,05315,7106574.4
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 01 Homicide and related offences 02 Sexual offences 03 Attempts or 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 12 Damage to property and to the environment 13 Public order and other social code offences 15 Offences against Government
ICCSQ offence group-40.49.26.75.722.62.2-9.80.134.416.56.6-0.74.34.4

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