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Crime - Recorded Crime Offences

Recorded Crime Offences (Number) by Type of Offence and Quarter


Type of OffenceQ1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017Q4 2017Q1 2018
Homicide offences 22 24 18 19 23 25 19 24 19 15 27 14 16
Sexual offences 625 556 558 548 665 708 578 573 779 754 676 712 776
Attempts/threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences 3,946 4,148 4,420 4,355 4,020 4,226 4,283 4,105 4,242 5,095 4,784 4,762 4,496
Dangerous or negligent acts 1,702 1,786 1,798 1,829 1,777 1,877 1,954 2,078 1,903 2,249 2,050 2,163 1,795
Kidnapping and related offences 42 39 31 41 35 33 34 20 25 48 24 34 24
Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences 715 628 552 679 568 488 532 512 468 521 506 693 598
Burglary and related offences 7,894 6,192 6,093 6,115 5,026 4,086 4,389 4,979 4,903 4,232 4,741 5,212 4,391
Theft and related offences 18,938 19,602 18,990 18,197 16,312 15,523 16,257 16,697 15,946 18,019 18,412 17,284 15,923
Fraud, deception and related offences 1,621 1,428 1,444 1,287 1,303 1,161 1,318 1,156 1,573 1,439 1,550 1,474 1,462
Controlled drug offences 3,293 4,166 4,105 3,489 3,736 4,112 4,344 3,847 3,972 4,619 4,544 3,715 3,748
Weapons and Explosives Offences 574 592 586 622 530 485 476 642 509 567 642 652 504
Damage to property and to the environment 6,658 6,585 6,394 6,313 5,612 5,330 5,406 5,861 5,449 6,165 5,843 5,796 5,385
Public order and other social code offences 7,604 8,467 8,638 8,563 7,154 6,999 7,569 7,505 7,005 7,966 8,281 7,979 6,857
Offences against government, justice procedures and organisation of crime 2,619 2,971 2,814 3,037 3,184 3,407 2,746 2,977 3,403 3,366 3,295 3,365 3,402


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See Background Notes
This is a revised version of the original release published on 27/06/2018. Revisions were necessary as a result of a processing error that occurred for two offence groups: Sexual offences (Group 02) and Fraud, deception and related offences (Group 09) for the year ending Q1 2018. The number of sexual offences for the year ending Q1 2018 has been corrected down to 2,918 (from 3,026) and fraud offences to 5,925 (from 6,036). This has reduced the year on year increase for sexual offences from 14.7% to 10.6%, and for fraud offences from 15.9% to 13.8%. No other offence group is affected by the error. These revisions have been applied to the relevant Statbank tables.


Homicide offences
Sexual offences
Burglary and related offences
Theft and related offences
Controlled drug offences
Weapons and Explosives Offences