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Recorded Crime Q4 2019

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The number of Fraud, deception and related offences recorded by An Garda Síochána rose to 7,944 in 2019, an increase of 26.2% compared to 2018. The number of incidents recorded in the category Controlled drug offences rose by 17.3% to 21,475 offences.

The number of crime incidents in the category Attempts/threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences increased by 1,587 incidents, or 7.9%, in 2019, while the number of crimes recorded in the category Sexual offences rose by 3.9%. The numbers of crimes of Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences, and Burglary and related offences both fell in 2019.

The number of Homicide and related offences recorded for 2019 is lower than for 2018 by 30, however some care should be taken when interpreting this fall, as the more recent figure may rise as investigations into fatal road traffic collisions conclude. The number of incidents of Murder and Manslaughter fell from 47 in 2018 to 39 in 2019. 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 Q4 2018 and 2019
 Annualised total to Q4
ICCSq offence group20182019Change% Change
 
01 Homicide and related offences8050-30-37.5
02 Sexual offences3,1823,3071253.9
03 Attempts/threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences20,16521,7521,5877.9
04 Dangerous or negligent acts8,5598,7051461.7
05 Kidnapping and related offences127123-4-3.1
06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences 2,4352,339-96-3.9
07 Burglary and related offences16,96616,772-194-1.1
08 Theft and related offences66,92068,4141,4942.2
09 Fraud, deception and related offences6,2957,9441,64926.2
10 Controlled drug offences18,30921,4753,16617.3
11 Weapons and explosives offences2,4382,68624810.2
12 Damage to property and to the environment21,53121,9143831.8
13 Public order and other social code offences31,98232,4084261.3
15 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime 16,16516,4743091.9
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-37.53.97.91.7-3.1-3.9-1.12.226.217.310.21.9
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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