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Crime and Victimisation, Quarterly National Household Survey

Q3 2015

Victims of crime 1998 - 2015
 Household CrimePersonal Crime

Personal crime increases by 1%, household crime continues to fall.

Percentage of households who have experienced crime 1998 - 2015
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Fall in household crime rates between 2010 and 2015

In the year ending Q3 2015, 8% of households experienced crime. This was a modest reduction on the 2010 figure of 9%. Household crime in the year ending Q3 2015 was at its lowest level since the Crime and Victimisation survey began in 1998 when it was 12%. The percentage of households experiencing vandalism in the year ending Q3 2015 was 2% compared with 3% in 2010 and 5% in 2006. The number of households experiencing a burglary was unchanged at 3%.  In 48% of cases there was somebody present in the house when the burglary took place. See tables 1.1 and 1.5.

The level of household crime in Dublin was higher than any other region at 13%, while it was only 3% in the West. Households located in an urban area were two and a half times more likely to become victims of crime compared to households in rural areas (10% versus 4%).  Households in the most affluent areas of the country had the highest rate of victimisation at 13% compared to around 7%  for other areas. See table 1.2.