This indicator refers to the number of Recorded Crime victims of selected offence groups.
Crimes reported to, or which become known to, An Garda Síochána are recorded as crime incidents if a member of An Garda Síochána determines that, on the balance of probability, a criminal offence defined by law has taken place, and there is no credible evidence to the contrary. For statistical purposes, a victim is defined as a valid completed person record (i.e. includes sex and date of birth) which is linked to a recorded crime incident as the ‘injured party’. Crimes against the person should, in most instances, have a single person recorded as the injured party.
Frequency - Annual
Source - Recorded Crime Victims and Suspected Offenders, CSO