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Increases in the number of crime incidents for several crime groups with decreases in the high-volume crimes of burglaries and theft
Data compiled for the year ending September 2018 indicate that the number of recorded incidents of Robbery, Extortion and Hijacking is up 22.7% compared to the previous year. The number of recorded Sexual Offences is up 11.7% from 2,763 to 3,086 incidents. The number of incidents of Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime increased by 10.4% and Fraud, Deception and Related Offences rose by 8.8%.
The high-volume offence groups of Burglary and related offences and Theft and related offences both show an annualised decrease to Q3 2018. Burglaries and related offences have decreased by 6.4% or 1,203 offences, while Theft and related offences have decreased 3.2% or 2,228 offences. The number of Homicide Offences was down from 88 to 71 incidents for the year ending September 2018. This represents a drop of 19.3%. There was a 7.4% drop in the number of incidents of Damage to Property and the Environment. The number of incidents in this category for the year ending September 2018 was 21,583 compared to 23,299 in the previous period.
|Table 1.1: Recorded crime incidents1 classified by offence group, annualised2 total to Q3 2017 and 2018|
|Annualised total to Q3|
|ICCSq offence group||2017||2018||Change||% Change|
|01 Homicide offences||88||71||-17||-19.3|
|02 Sexual offences||2,763||3,086||323||11.7|
|03 Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences||18,236||19,462||1,226||6.7|
|04 Dangerous or negligent acts||8,282||8,446||164||2.0|
|05 Kidnapping and related offences||115||117||2||1.7|
|06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences||2,002||2,457||455||22.7|
|07 Burglary and related offences||18,876||17,673||-1,203||-6.4|
|08 Theft and related offences||69,026||66,798||-2,228||-3.2|
|09 Fraud, deception and related offences||5,264||5,727||463||8.8|
|10 Controlled drug offences||16,945||17,958||1,013||6.0|
|11 Weapons and explosives offences||2,361||2,390||29||1.2|
|12 Damage to property and to the environment||23,299||21,583||-1,716||-7.4|
|13 Public order and other social code offences||30,749||31,509||760||2.5|
|15 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime||13,205||14,580||1,375||10.4|
|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||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||12 Damage to property and to the environment||15 Offences against Government|
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