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Rise in recorded fraud offences, robberies and sexual offences; drop in burglaries and criminal damage offences
Recorded crime statistics, based on data from An Garda Siochana, shows the number of incidents of Fraud, deception and related offences reported in 2018 increased by 18.4% compared to 2017, up 998 incidents to 6,434. The number of reported Robbery, Extortion and Hijacking Offences increased by 11.3%, while the number of reported Sexual Offences has continued to rise with 298 more incidents recorded in 2018 than in 2017, an increase of 10.3%. There was an increase in Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime, up 10.4%, while drug offences rose by 9.5%.
The number of incidents of Burglary and related offences fell by 11.5% in 2018 compared to 2017, from 19,182 to 16,969. There were decreases in the numbers of recorded offences of Damage to property and the environment (-7.2%), and to incidents of Theft and related offences (-3.1%). Recorded homicides fell from 83 to 74.
|Table 1.1: Recorded crime incidents1 classified by offence group, annualised2 total to Q4 2017 and 2018|
|Annualised total to Q4|
|ICCSq offence group||2017||2018||Change||% Change|
|01 Homicide offences||83||74||-9||-10.8|
|02 Sexual offences||2,884||3,182||+298||+10.3|
|03 Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences||18,925||19,955||+1030||+5.4|
|04 Dangerous or negligent acts||8,374||8,553||+179||+2.1|
|05 Kidnapping and related offences||129||128||-1||-0.8|
|06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences||2,186||2,432||+246||+11.3|
|07 Burglary and related offences||19,182||16,969||-2213||-11.5|
|08 Theft and related offences||69,283||67,127||-2156||-3.1|
|09 Fraud, deception and related offences||5,436||6,434||+998||+18.4|
|10 Controlled drug offences||16,792||18,390||+1598||+9.5|
|11 Weapons and explosives offences||2,377||2,434||+57||+2.4|
|12 Damage to property and to the environment||23,209||21,533||-1676||-7.2|
|13 Public order and other social code offences||31,199||31,990||+791||+2.5|
|15 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime||13,740||15,173||+1433||+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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