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Recorded Crime Q3 2019

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The number of Fraud offences recorded by An Garda Síochána rose by 35.1% in the year to September 2019 from 5,779 to 7,805 recorded incidents. Drug offences increased by 17.2%, from 17,896 to 20,972. The upward trend in reported Sexual offences continued, up by 7.1% on the previous 12-month period to 3,332 incidents in the 12 months to September 2019. The number of incidents of Kidnapping and related offences also rose by 19 (16.2%). See Table 1.1.

The number of Homicides recorded for the 12 months to September 2019 fell by 27 compared with the previous period. This was largely driven by a decrease of 22 in the number of confirmed incidents of Dangerous driving leading to death compared with the previous year. Care should be taken when interpreting this drop, as the more recent figure may rise as investigations into fatal road traffic collisions conclude.

The figure for Homicide offences also reflects a technical revision carried out by An Garda Síochána during Q3 2019 to correct 156 PULSE records of Dangerous Driving Causing Death for the period 2003-2019 which were identified as having an incorrect reported date.

The number of Burglary and related offences decreased by 6.3% in the 12 months to September, from 17,694 to 16,580. A more detailed analysis of the data in Table 1.1 is provided in Chapter 3.

Table 1.1 Recorded crime incidents1 classified by offence group, annualised2 total to Q3 2018 and 2019
 Annualised total to Q3
ICCSq offence group20182019Change% Change
 
01 Homicide and related offences8154-27-33.3
02 Sexual offences3,1123,3322207.1
03 Attempts/threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences19,67221,4381,7669.0
04 Dangerous or negligent acts8,4548,7402863.4
05 Kidnapping and related offences1171361916.2
06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences 2,4572,332-125-5.1
07 Burglary and related offences17,69416,580-1,114-6.3
08 Theft and related offences66,57669,0632,4873.7
09 Fraud, deception and related offences5,7797,8052,02635.1
10 Controlled drug offences17,89620,9723,07617.2
11 Weapons and explosives offences2,3892,70631713.3
12 Damage to property and to the environment21,54422,2336893.2
13 Public order and other social code offences31,56432,9151,3514.3
15 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime 15,49816,2637654.9
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 offences02 Sexual offences03 Attempts/Threats to Murder, assaults, harassments and related offences04 Dangerous or negligent acts05 Kidnapping and related offences06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences 07 Burglary and related offences08 Theft and related offences09 Fraud, deception and related offences10 Controlled drug offences11 Weapons and explosives offences15 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime
ICCSQ offence group-33.37.193.416.2-5.1-6.33.735.117.213.34.9
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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