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CSO statistical release, 28 September 2016, 11am

Recorded Crime

Quarter 2 2016

Recorded crime incidents classified by offence group and annualised total1 Q2 2015 and 2016
      
  Annualised total to Q2
ICCSq offence group20152016Change% Change
      
01Homicide offences6260-2-3.2
02Sexual offences2,1622,442+280+13.0
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences16,12516,768+643+4.0
04Dangerous or negligent acts7,1547,342+188+2.6
05Kidnapping and related offences137141+4+2.9
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences2,5752,289-286-11.1
07Burglary and related offences28,84621,265-7,581-26.3
08Theft and related offences78,95769,254-9,703-12.3
09Fraud, deception and related offences5,4604,963-497-9.1
10Controlled drug offences15,50215,485-17-0.1
11Weapons and explosives offences2,5022,209-293-11.7
12Damage to property and to the environment27,10123,724-3,377-12.5
13Public order and other social code offences32,92231,237-1,685-5.1
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime10,45911,669+1,210+11.6
1 The annualised figure for a given quarter is the total number of crimes recorded in the 12 months prior to end of that quarter.

Rises in Assaults and Sexual Offences, falls in Burglaries and most other groups

Recorded offences for selected offence groups Q3 2014 to Q2 2016

The number of recorded offences in Group 02 Sexual offences rose by 13.0% year on year, while Group 03 Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences saw a rise of 4.0%, driven by an increase in Assault causing harm (+5.9%) and Other assault offences (+6.1%).  Group 15 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime offences rose by 11.6% over the same period, to 11,669 offences.  See table 1 and figure 1.

Annualised offence group totals to the end of Q2 2016 showed a decrease of more than 7,000 incidents in both Group 07 Burglary and related offences (-26.3%) and Group 08 Theft and related offences (-12.3%) on the previous year. There were also notable decreases in Group 12 Damage to property and other social code offences (-12.5%), Group 11 Weapons and explosives offences (-11.7%) and Group 06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences (-11.1%).

The CSO resumed publication of Recorded Crime statistics in June 2015, following a comprehensive review of the quality of Garda Síochana crime data and on foot of the Garda Inspectorate report on Crime Investigation (11th November 2014). The latest CSO review on the quality of PULSE data was published on 28th September 2016 (link below). When interpreting Recorded Crime statistics the CSO advises that the findings of these reviews should be taken into account.

http://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/releasespublications/documents/crimejustice/2016/reviewofcrime.pdf

Group 01 Homicide Offences

In the 12-month period ending Q2 2016 there were 33 recorded Murder and Manslaughter offences, a decrease of 6 on the figure recorded for the 12-month period ending in June 2015.  Dangerous driving leading to death offences increased by 4 (+17.4%) over the same period.

Group 02 Sexual Offences

There was a rise of 13% in recorded Group 02 Sexual offences in the 12 months to June 2016. This was driven by increases in recorded Other sexual offences (+84.7%), Defilement of a boy or girl less than 17 years old offences (+21.8%), Rape of a male or female offences (+11.8%), and Sexual assault (non-aggravated) offences (+6.1%).

Group 03 Attempts or Threats to Murder, Assaults, Harassments and Related Offences

The number of recorded offences in Group 03 increased by 643 (+4.0%) for the 12-month period.  Assault causing harm, poisoning rose by 194 offences (+5.9%) while Other assault increased by 656 (+6.1%). The only subcategory to see a decrease was Harassment and related offences, which fell by 237 (-15.4%) over the same period. 

Group 04 Dangerous or Negligent Acts

Recorded Dangerous or negligent acts offences increased by 188 to 7,342 (+2.6%) in the year end ending in June 2016.  As in previous periods, most recorded offences in this group are of Driving/In charge of a vehicle while over legal alcohol limit, which increased by 4.1% to 6,702.

Group 05 Kidnapping and Related Offences

The annualised total for Kidnapping and related offences rose by 2.9% to 141 during the 12 month period ending in June 2016. Human trafficking offences rose over 20% to 29 while False imprisonment offences rose by 7.9%. A decrease was observed in recorded Abduction of person under 16 years of age.

Group 06 Robbery, Extortion and Hijacking Offences

Group 06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences fell by 11.1% to 2,289 recorded offences year on year. Falls were observed in most subcategories in this group, including an 11.4% fall in Robbery from the person offences. 

Group 07 Burglary and Related Offences

There were 21,265 recorded Burglary and related offences in the year ending in June 2016, a fall of 7,581 (-26.3%) over the 12-month period.  This was mostly accounted for by a 26.6% decrease in recorded Burglary offences. The number of Aggravated Burglary offences and Possession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand) also decreased, by 26.3% and 13.6% respectively

Group 08 Theft and Related Offences 

The annualised total for Group 08 Theft and related offences dropped by 12.3% to 69,254.  This was mainly due to decreases in incidents of Theft of vehicle (down 1,978 or 26.8%) and Other thefts (down 7,511 or 17.0%). Recorded Theft from person offences increased by 7.8% to 5,395 over the same period.

Group 09 Fraud, Deception and Related Offences

There were 4,963 recorded Fraud, deception and related offences for the year ending in Q2 2016 (-9.1%).

Group 10 Controlled Drug Offences

An annualised total of 15,485 Controlled drug offences was recorded, almost no change from the previous 12 months (-0.1%). 

Group 11 Weapons and Explosives Offences

There were 2,209 Group 11 Weapons and explosives offences during the year to June 2016, a decrease of 11.7% on the previous period.  Offensive weapons offences (nec) fell from 1,979 to 1,791 over the period (-9.5%) but falls of 11.6% and 16.0% were also seen in Discharge of firearm and Possession of firearm offences.

Group 12 Damage to Property and to the Environment

The vast majority of offences recorded in this group are of Criminal damage (not arson) which fell by 3,169 offences during the 12-month period ending in June 2016, a drop of 12.6%. 

Group 13 Public Order and Other Social Code Offences

Recorded Public order and other social code offences fell by 5.1% to 31,237 over the period. Other social code offences (nec), of which the majority relate to begging, increased by 24.6% to 2,995.  The main high volume subcategory in this group is Disorderly conduct offences, which fell by 1,568 or 6.0%. 

Group 15 Offences against Government, Justice Procedures and Organisation of Crime

There were 11,669 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime recorded for the year to June 2016, an increase of 11.6%.  This was heavily driven by a 12.9% increase in Offences while in custody, breach of court orders, which rose from 10,081 to 11,378. 

For more information on this release:
E-mail: crime@cso.ie Tim Linehan (+353) 21 453 5264 Amelia Murray (+353) 21 453 5490 Sam Scriven (+353) 21 453 5276
For general information on CSO statistics:
information@cso.ie (+353) 21 453 5000 Visit StatCentral.ie, the portal to Ireland's official statistics On-line ISSN 2009-5171
Table 1 Recorded crime incidents classified by offence group and annualised total1 Q2 2015 and 2016
       
ICCSq offence groupAnnualised total to Q2
   20152016Change% Change
      
01Homicide offences6260-2-3.2
01a Murder3829-9-23.7
 01bManslaughter14+3+300.0
01cInfanticide0000.0
01d Dangerous driving leading to death2327+4+17.4
       
02Sexual offences2,1622,442+280+13.0
 02aRape of a male or female498557+59+11.8
 02bDefilement of a boy or girl less than 17 years old124151+27+21.8
 02cSexual offence involving mentally impaired person2117-4-19.0
 02dAggravated sexual assault108-2-20.0
 02e Sexual assault (not aggravated)1,3721,456+84+6.1
 02f Other sexual offences137253+116+84.7
       
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences16,12516,768+643+4.0
 03aMurder-attempt1417+3+21.4
 03bMurder-threat542569+27+5.0
 03c Assault causing harm, poisoning3,2923,486+194+5.9
 03d Other assault10,73611,392+656+6.1
 03e Harassment and related offences1,5411,304-237-15.4
       
04Dangerous or negligent acts7,1547,342+188+2.6
 04a Dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm95-4-44.4
 04b Driving/In charge of a vehicle while over legal alcohol limit6,4406,702+262+4.1
 04c Driving/In charge of a vehicle under the influence of drugs252200-52-20.6
 04fEndangerment with potential for serious harm or death10283-19-18.6
 04gAbandoning a child, child neglect and cruelty181179-2-1.1
 04hUnseaworthy/dangerous use of boat or ship53-2-40.0
 04i False alarm/interference with aircraft or air transport facilities3300.0
 04j Endangering traffic offences162167+5+3.1
       
05Kidnapping and related offences137141+4+2.9
 05aFalse imprisonment7682+6+7.9
 05b Abduction of person under 16 years of age3730-7-18.9
 05c Human trafficking offences2429+5+20.8
       
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences2,5752,289-286-11.1
 06a Robbery of an establishment or institution877798-79-9.0
06b Robbery of cash or goods in transit2720-7-25.9
 06c Robbery from the person1,5231,350-173-11.4
 06d Blackmail or extortion3848+10+26.3
 06e Carjacking, hijacking/unlawful seizure of aircraft/vessel11073-37-33.6
      
07Burglary and related offences28,84621,265-7,581-26.3
07a Aggravated burglary315232-83-26.3
07bBurglary (not aggravated)27,90620,493-7,413-26.6
 07cPossession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand)625540-85-13.6
       
08Theft and related offences78,95769,254-9,703-12.3
08a Theft/Taking of vehicle and related offences7,3945,416-1,978-26.8
08b Theft from person5,0045,395+391+7.8
08c Theft from shop22,49021,885-605-2.7
08d Other thefts, handling stolen property44,06936,558-7,511-17.0
    
09Fraud, deception and related offences5,4604,963-497-9.1
09aFraud, deception and related offences5,4604,963-497-9.1
    
10Controlled drug offences15,50215,485-17-0.1
 10a Importation of drugs2024+4+20.0
10bCultivation or manufacture of drugs296241-55-18.6
 10c Possession of drugs for sale or supply3,4703,401-69-2.0
 10d Possession of drugs for personal use11,16711,192+25+0.2
10e Other drug offences549627+78+14.2
      
11Weapons and explosives offences2,5022,209-293-11.7
11aExplosives, chemical weapons offences4322-21-48.8
11bDischarging a firearm146129-17-11.6
11cPossession of a firearm219184-35-16.0
11dOffensive weapons offences (nec)1,9791,791-188-9.5
11e Fireworks offences11583-32-27.8
    
12Damage to property and to the environment27,10123,724-3,377-12.5
 12aArson1,7351,620-115-6.6
 12bCriminal damage (not arson)25,13821,969-3,169-12.6
12c Litter offences228135-93-40.8
      
13Public order and other social code offences32,92231,237-1,685-5.1
13a Disorderly conduct26,09824,530-1,568-6.0
 13b Trespass offences2,8862,384-502-17.4
 13c Liquor licensing offences1,1681,033-135-11.6
 13d Prostitution offences9447-47-50.0
 13e Regulated betting or money, collection or trading offences273248-25-9.2
 13fOther social code offences (nec)2,4032,995+592+24.6
       
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime10,45911,669+1,210+11.6
 15aOffences against government and its agents (nec)313241-72-23.0
 15bOrganisation of crime and conspiracy to commit crime78+1+14.3
 15c Perverting the course of justice5842-16-27.6
 15d Offences while in custody, breach of court orders10,08111,378+1,297+12.9
1 The annualised figure for a given quarter is the total number of crimes recorded in the 12 months prior to end of that quarter.
Table 2.1 Recorded crime incidents classified by offence group, Q1 2013 to Q4 2014
              
ICCSq offence group2013 2014
Q1Q2Q3Q4Total Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
        
01Homicide offences1824271483 3220181080
 01a Murder1011181352 20915852
 01b Manslaughter01113 30003
 01cInfanticide00000 00000
 01d Dangerous driving leading to death8128028 9113225
              
02Sexual offences5855284704272,010 5675424474972,053
 02a Rape of a male or female14910510493451 112139111114476
 02b Defilement of a boy or girl less than 17 years old2921271693 57332723140
 02cSexual offence involving mentally impaired person413210 322512
 02d Aggravated sexual assault114410 11215
 02e Sexual assault (not aggravated)3633673022881,320 3223332833301,268
 02f Other sexual offences39333024126 72342224152
              
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences3,5213,6423,7463,59314,502 3,4083,8073,8524,09715,164
 03aMurder-attempt424313 444315
 03bMurder-threat778710375342 819396147417
 03c Assault causing harm, poisoning7727627857703,089 7058237938393,160
 03dOther assault2,2732,4042,4802,3989,555 2,2472,5172,6152,71310,092
 03e Harassment and related offences3953873743471,503 3713703443951,480
              
04Dangerous or negligent acts1,8771,9811,9081,8947,660 1,8471,8391,8391,7737,298
 04a Dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm524112 551112
 04b Driving/In charge of a vehicle while over legal alcohol limit1,6691,7801,7291,7376,915 1,6191,6591,6721,5986,548
 04c Driving/In charge of a vehicle under the influence of drugs60826366271 63775570265
 04f Endangerment with potential for serious harm/death1613241568 1512232272
 04g Abandoning a child, child neglect and cruelty80584146225 109504246247
 04hUnseaworthy/dangerous use of boat or ship01102 00101
 04i False alarm/interference with aircraft or air transport facilities21014 21205
 04jEndangering traffic offences45444628163 34354336148
              
05Kidnapping and related offences33194032124 35312929124
 05a False imprisonment2512261881 149141653
 05b Abduction of person under 16 years of age4581027 111112640
 05c Human trafficking offences426416 10113731
              
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences7736225978142,806 7596605776512,647
 06aRobbery of an establishment or institution299220178292989 282180158228848
 06b Robbery of cash or goods in transit711111039 759526
 06cRobbery from the person4413753844871,687 4464343903851,655
 06d Blackmail or extortion749525 683421
 06eCarjacking, hijacking/unlawful seizure of aircraft/vessel1912152066 1833172997
              
07Burglary and related offences6,6195,8636,3637,37326,218 6,8805,9766,5188,26127,635
 07aAggravated burglary66728475297 896165100315
 07b Burglary (not aggravated)6,3905,6196,1057,12725,241 6,6585,7336,2957,99226,678
 07cPossession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand)163172174171680 133182158169642
              
08Theft and related offences18,68819,88220,78619,38178,737 17,83519,51920,16120,18277,697
 08aTheft/Taking of vehicle and related offences2,0361,8261,7121,7947,368 1,9501,9372,0151,8617,763
 08bTheft from person1,4321,4711,7161,8996,518 1,4121,4571,2011,3965,466
 08c Theft from shop4,8095,3355,4015,03220,577 4,4635,3305,3725,73220,897
 08d Other thefts, handling stolen property10,41111,25011,95710,65644,274 10,01010,79511,57311,19343,571
             
09Fraud, deception and related offences1,1841,2391,1561,2454,824 1,4191,2201,2551,2845,178
 09aFraud, deception and related offences1,1841,2391,1561,2454,824 1,4191,2201,2551,2845,178
             
10Controlled drug offences3,3404,2514,3913,39015,372 3,6584,2314,4873,53915,915
 10aImportation of drugs15713944 1285429
 10b Cultivation or manufacture of drugs7111711983390 689610181346
 10c Possession of drugs for sale or supply8158797827853,261 9219138938593,586
 10dPossession of drugs for personal use2,3363,0873,3502,41511,188 2,4703,0303,3142,45911,273
 10eOther drug offences10316112798489 187184174136681
              
11Weapons and explosives offences6237016837432,750 5595876866472,479
 11a Explosives, chemical weapons offences2014131259 912151349
 11b Discharging a firearm39343850161 23383736134
 11c Possession of a firearm54574342196 44486244198
 11dOffensive weapons offences (nec)5025945685242,188 4804875594591,985
 11e Fireworks offences8221115146 321395113
             
12Damage to property and to the environment7,3587,3396,9217,29528,913 6,7736,8046,6057,21227,394
 12a Arson4174855345121,948 3684624784151,723
 12b Criminal damage (not arson)6,8946,8026,3276,72726,750 6,3416,2706,0786,73425,423
 12cLitter offences47526056215 64724963248
            
13Public order and other social code offences8,5989,1829,8548,81936,453 7,5618,2398,7478,09232,639
 13aDisorderly conduct7,3147,8448,2547,44230,854 6,3456,9107,1096,45726,821
 13bTrespass offences6827298407002,951 6447197746832,820
 13c Liquor licensing offences3413314003021,374 3172833423301,272
 13d Prostitution offences26293035120 26374224129
 13e Regulated betting/money collection/trading offences479010287326 62827077291
 13f Other social code offences (nec)188159228253828 1672084105211,306
              
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime2,2202,3762,3082,2839,187 2,4162,4682,4372,4449,765
 15a Offences against government and its agents (nec)67786469278 78896095322
 15b Organisation of crime and conspiracy to commit crime12104 30115
 15c Perverting the course of justice2015151363 102091251
 15d Offences while in custody, breach of court orders2,1322,2812,2282,2018,842 2,3252,3592,3672,3369,387
              
Table 2.2 Recorded crime incidents classified by offence group, Q1 2015 to Q2 2016
   
ICCSq offence group2015 2016
Q1Q2Q3Q4Total Q1Q2
           
01Homicide offences1321161262 1814
 01a Murder5107830 86
 01b Manslaughter01203 11
 01cInfanticide00000 00
 01d Dangerous driving leading to death8107429 97
           
02Sexual offences6405785925462,356 624680
 02a Rape of a male or female138135132131536 127167
 02b Defilement of a boy or girl less than 17 years old42323422130 4253
 02cSexual offence involving mentally impaired person861722 45
 02d Aggravated sexual assault43209 51
 02e Sexual assault (not aggravated)4113483593291,447 387381
 02f Other sexual offences37546457212 5973
           
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences3,9884,1884,4424,36616,984 3,9254,035
 03aMurder-attempt612312 39
 03bMurder-threat151148144150593 133142
 03c Assault causing harm, poisoning8038579219263,507 813826
 03dOther assault2,5592,8493,0292,94611,383 2,6662,751
 03e Harassment and related offences4693333463411,489 310307
           
04Dangerous or negligent acts1,7291,8131,8261,8577,225 1,8031,856
 04a Dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm341210 20
 04b Driving/In charge of a vehicle while over legal alcohol limit1,5421,6281,6621,6956,527 1,6471,698
 04c Driving/In charge of a vehicle under the influence of drugs67604452223 4955
 04f Endangerment with potential for serious harm/death2631251698 1923
 04g Abandoning a child, child neglect and cruelty61324134168 5054
 04hUnseaworthy/dangerous use of boat or ship04307 00
 04i False alarm/interference with aircraft or air transport facilities10012 02
 04jEndangering traffic offences29545057190 3624
           
05Kidnapping and related offences42373143153 3433
 05a False imprisonment2224182892 1818
 05b Abduction of person under 16 years of age9107733 97
 05c Human trafficking offences1136828 78
           
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences7186295506792,576 569491
 06aRobbery of an establishment or institution286205174264929 207153
 06b Robbery of cash or goods in transit1032318 78
 06cRobbery from the person3763723483861,482 320296
 06d Blackmail or extortion112012952 1314
 06eCarjacking, hijacking/unlawful seizure of aircraft/vessel3529141795 2220
          
07Burglary and related offences7,8886,1796,0896,10326,259 5,0124,061
 07aAggravated burglary97535862270 4765
 07b Burglary (not aggravated)7,6425,9775,8915,88125,391 4,8403,881
 07cPossession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand)149149140160598 125115
           
08Theft and related offences18,98519,62919,01818,24475,876 16,36815,624
 08aTheft/Taking of vehicle and related offences1,8031,7151,5631,3706,451 1,3471,136
 08bTheft from person1,2171,1901,3401,6545,401 1,3291,072
 08c Theft from shop5,5345,8525,5405,73922,665 5,1865,420
 08d Other thefts, handling stolen property10,43110,87210,5759,48141,359 8,5067,996
          
09Fraud, deception and related offences1,5321,3891,3291,3385,588 1,2291,067
 09aFraud, deception and related offences1,5321,3891,3291,3385,588 1,2291,067
          
10Controlled drug offences3,3004,1764,1193,50115,096 3,7434,122
 10aImportation of drugs746320 87
 10b Cultivation or manufacture of drugs49656761242 4964
 10c Possession of drugs for sale or supply7669528528083,378 876865
 10dPossession of drugs for personal use2,3823,0123,0572,51110,962 2,5973,027
 10eOther drug offences96143137118494 213159
           
11Weapons and explosives offences5755945876182,374 526478
 11a Explosives, chemical weapons offences9651030 61
 11b Discharging a firearm39343642151 2427
 11c Possession of a firearm53604649208 5435
 11dOffensive weapons offences (nec)4704914874491,897 442413
 11e Fireworks offences43136888 02
          
12Damage to property and to the environment6,6896,5956,4256,34426,053 5,6215,334
 12a Arson4024404494411,732 353377
 12b Criminal damage (not arson)6,2156,1115,9455,87624,147 5,2304,918
 12cLitter offences72443127174 3839
         
13Public order and other social code offences7,6108,4738,6368,56133,280 7,1326,908
 13aDisorderly conduct6,0856,4476,6756,29225,499 5,8505,713
 13bTrespass offences6597707126132,754 538521
 13c Liquor licensing offences2232732912921,079 254196
 13d Prostitution offences919181056 910
 13e Regulated betting/money collection/trading offences49778576287 3849
 13f Other social code offences (nec)5858878551,2783,605 443419
           
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime2,6152,9632,8052,99311,376 2,9432,928
 15a Offences against government and its agents (nec)71876758283 4967
 15b Organisation of crime and conspiracy to commit crime411410 03
 15c Perverting the course of justice1819101158 417
 15d Offences while in custody, breach of court orders2,5222,8562,7272,92011,025 2,8902,841
           
Table 3 Recorded crime incidents classified by offence group and annualised total1 Q2, 2012 to 2016
       
  Annualised total to Q2
ICCSq offence group20122013201420152016
       
01Homicide offences6778936260
02Sexual offences2,1252,0602,0062,1622,442
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences16,29914,88914,55416,12516,768
04Dangerous or negligent acts9,6218,1867,4887,1547,342
05Kidnapping and related offences112101138137141
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences2,9082,7752,8302,5752,289
07Burglary and related offences28,84526,46926,59228,84621,265
08Theft and related offences76,39476,89777,52178,95769,254
09Fraud, deception and related offences5,6775,1315,0405,4604,963
10Controlled drug offences17,61315,39215,67015,50215,485
11Weapons and explosives offences3,3042,8642,5722,5022,209
12Damage to property and to the environment33,82630,53727,79327,10123,724
13Public order and other social code offences46,21739,57134,47332,92231,237
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime9,9038,9299,47510,45911,669
1 The annualised figure for a given quarter is the total number of crimes recorded in the 12 months prior to end of that quarter.
Table 4 Recorded crime incidents classified by offence group, Garda region and annualised total1 Q2, 2015 and 2016
         
Garda region
ICCSq offence groupNorthern Western SouthernEastern South Eastern Dublin MetropolitanState
         
Annualised total to Q2 2016 
01Homicide offences102151231860
02Sexual offences2612914103423178212,442
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences2,1931,7773,0862,4691,9425,30116,768
04Dangerous or negligent acts1,0379801,5641,1489561,6577,342
05Kidnapping and related offences151121182254141
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences99682242041061,5882,289
07Burglary and related offences1,8361,5692,3383,5152,3719,63621,265
08Theft and related Offences4,5934,7079,1739,1545,92035,70769,254
09Fraud, deception and related offences4455027266314402,2194,963
10Controlled drug offences9121,2462,8172,6781,5756,25715,485
11Weapons and explosives offences1981712923111991,0382,209
12Damage to property and to the environment2,5832,0033,8713,1582,5279,58223,724
13Public order and other social code offences3,5853,7956,9403,1473,45410,31631,237
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime7808442,4221,1098245,69011,669
         
Annualised total to Q2 2015       
01Homicide offences5611962562
02Sexual offences2632403603192667142,162
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences2,0441,8653,1162,3681,8704,86216,125
04Dangerous or negligent acts9111,0201,5341,0281,0261,6357,154
05Kidnapping and related offences17191515863137
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences145742122341051,8052,575
07Burglary and related offences2,1662,0183,0545,2393,46912,90028,846
08Theft and related Offences5,1595,02311,28010,7146,98339,79878,957
09Fraud, deception and related offences4785978316624212,4715,460
10Controlled drug offences8721,2072,7702,1031,6886,86215,502
11Weapons and explosives offences2081824382992301,1452,502
12Damage to property and to the environment2,7862,0984,4973,8622,76011,09827,101
13Public order and other social code offences3,3243,8127,6083,3904,02410,76432,922
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime6426851,9551,0977345,34610,459
         
Annualised total change to Q2 2016       
01Homicide offences+5-4+4+3-3-7-2
02Sexual offences-2+51+50+23+51+107+280
03Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences+149-88-30+101+72+439+643
04Dangerous or negligent acts+126-40+30+120-70+22+188
05Kidnapping and related offences-2-8+6+3+14-9+4
06Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences-46-6+12-30+1-217-286
07Burglary and related offences-330-449-716-1,724-1,098-3,264-7,581
08Theft and related Offences-566-316-2,107-1,560-1,063-4,091-9,703
09Fraud, deception and related offences-33-95-105-31+19-252-497
10Controlled drug offences+40+39+47+575-113-605-17
11Weapons and explosives offences-10-11-146+12-31-107-293
12Damage to property and to the environment-203-95-626-704-233-1,516-3,377
13Public order and other social code offences+261-17-668-243-570-448-1,685
15Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime+138+159+467+12+90+344+1,210
1 The annualised figure for a given quarter is the total number of crimes recorded in the 12 months prior to end of that quarter.

Background Notes

Introduction

The Crime Incidents, Quarter 2, 2016 release provides provisional figures for the number of offences recorded by An Garda Síochána, based on the Irish Crime Classification System (ICCS) but excluding elements of Group 4  (Dangerous or Negligent Acts), and all of Groups 14 (Road and Traffic Offences (Not Elsewhere Classified or nec))  and 16 (Offences Not Elsewhere Classified). Figures are provided from Quarter 3, 2011 to Quarter 2, 2016. The information supplied in this report refers only to crime incidents known to An Garda Síochána and recorded as such in the Garda PULSE (Police Using Leading Systems Effectively) system.  Because of timing issues with respect to the extraction of data, figures may be revised subsequent to this publication. 

Crime recording

Incidents reported or which become known to members of An Garda Síochána are recorded when, on the balance of probability, a Garda determines that a criminal offence defined by law has taken place, and there is no credible evidence to the contrary. If it is subsequently determined that a criminal offence did not take place, the criminal offence recorded is invalidated and is not counted in the statistics. If a person makes a report and subsequently withdraws it by stating that the criminal act did not take place, then this too is invalidated unless there is evidence to suggest that, by reasonable probability, the offence has taken place.

For criminal offences where victim confirmation is required (e.g. assault, fraud), a criminal offence is recorded only where the victim confirms the offence or where there is evidence to suggest that by reasonable probability it occurred. Another important feature of a recorded offence is that it is based on the date reported to, or that it became known to, the Gardaí. This has major implications for some offence types. Notable amongst these are sexual offences, as it has often been the case that such incidents have been reported to An Garda Síochána many years (sometimes decades) after the event(s). Thus a sexual assault, which occurred in 1960, would be included in the statistics for 2008 if it was first reported in that year. 

Crime Classification

A criminal offence is classified as a particular offence type at the initial recording of that offence. However, upon investigation, it may later become apparent that an alternative offence type should be used. In this event, the record is amended to reflect this. Re-classification on the basis of court proceedings only occurs in relation to homicide offences. A murder offence is reclassified as manslaughter when a charge of manslaughter commences or when a murder charge results in a conviction for manslaughter. It is also possible, though more rare, that an incident originally classified as manslaughter may be re-classified as murder. Also, a re-classification to a homicide offence occurs when, for example, a serious assault has been recorded and, some time later, the victim dies as a consequence of the assault. 

General Counting Rules

Crime counting rules are applied to all criminal offences for the purposes of the statistics. The following are the main rules relevant to the quarterly figures: 

Primary Offence Rule: Where two or more criminal offences are disclosed in a single episode, it is the primary criminal offence that is counted. The primary offence is that offence which the greater penalty may apply. Where offences have similar penalties, offences against the person take precedence over offences against property for the purpose of determining the primary offence. 

One Offence Counts Per Victim: One offence counts per victim involved with the exceptions of cheque/credit card fraud and burglary. Under certain circumstances, the cheque/credit card exception necessitates that a series of these offences counts as one crime where the originating bank ultimately suffers the loss. The burglary exception dictates that one burglary offence is counted where property belonging to two or more victims is stolen (or damaged) during a single burglary. 

Continuous Series Involving the Same Victim and Same Offender: A continuous series of offences against the same victim involving the same offender counts as one offence. 

ICCSq Offence Groups

 

01 Homicide offences 01a  Murder    Murder
  01b  Manslaughter Manslaughter
  01c  Infanticide Infanticide
  01d  Dangerous driving leading to death Manslaughter (traffic fatality)
    Dangerous driving causing death
     
02 Sexual offences 02a  Rape of a male or female Rape of a male or female
    Rape Section 4 
 

02b Defilement of a boy or girl less than 17 years old

Unlawful carnal Knowledge/Criminal law (Sexual Offences Act) 2006
  02c  Sexual offence involving mentally impaired person Sexual offence involving mentally  impaired person
  02d  Aggravated sexual assault Aggravated sexual assault
  02e  Sexual assault (not aggravated) Sexual assault
  02f  Other sexual offences Incest
    Child pornography offences
    Child pornography – obstruction of warrant
    Gross indecency
     

03 Attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences

03a  Murder-attempt Murder-attempt
  03b  Murder-threat Murder-threat
  03c  Assault causing harm, poisoning Assault causing harm
    Poisoning
  03d  Other assault Assault or obstruction of Garda/official, resisting arrest
    Minor assault
  03e  Harassment and related offences Coercion
    Harassment, stalking, threats
    Demanding payment of debt causing alarm
    Housing Act
    Menacing phone calls
    Incitement to hatred offences
     
04 Dangerous or negligent acts 04a  Dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm Dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm
  04b  Driving/In charge of a vehicle while over legal alcohol limit Driving/In charge of a vehicle while over  legal alcohol limit
  04c  Driving/In charge of a vehicle under the influence of drugs Driving/In charge of a vehicle under the influence of drugs
  04f  Endangerment with potential for serious harm or death Endangerment with potential for serious harm or death
  04g  Abandoning a child, child neglect and cruelty Abandoning a child, child neglect and cruelty
  04h  Unseaworthy/dangerous use of boat or ship Unseaworthy/dangerous use of boat or ship
  04i  False alarm/interference with aircraft or air transport facilities False alarm/interference with aircraft or air transport facilities
  04j  Endangering traffic offences Endangering traffic offences
     
05 Kidnapping and related offences  05a  False imprisonment False imprisonment 
  05b  Abduction of person under 16 years of age Abduction of person under 16 years of age
  05c  Human trafficking offences Human trafficking offences
     
06 Robbery, extortion and hijacking offences 06a  Robbery of an establishment or institution Robbery of an establishment or institution
  06b  Robbery of cash or goods in transit Robbery of cash or goods in transit
  06c  Robbery from the person Robbery from the person
  06d  Blackmail or extortion Blackmail or extortion
  06e  Carjacking, hijacking/unlawful seizure of aircraft/vessel Carjacking, hijacking/unlawful seizure of aircraft/vessel
     
07 Burglary and related offences 07a  Aggravated burglary Aggravated burglary
  07b  Burglary (not aggravated) Burglary (not aggravated)
  07c  Possession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand) Possession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand)
     
08 Theft and related offences 08a  Theft/Taking of vehicle and related offences Theft/Unauthorised taking of vehicle
    Interfering with vehicle (with intent to steal item or vehicle)
  08b  Theft from person Theft from person
  08c  Theft from shop Theft from shop 
  08d  Other thefts, handling stolen property  Theft from vehicle
    Theft/Unauthorised taking of a pedal cycle
   

Theft of, or interference with, mail Handling or possession of stolen property

Theft of other property

     
09 Fraud, deception and related offences 09a  Fraud, deception and related offences Fraud, deception, false pretence offences
    Forging an instrument to defraud
    Possession of an article for use in fraud, deception or extortion
    Falsification of accounts
    Offences under the Companies Act
    Offences under the Investment Intermediaries Act
    Offences under the Stock Exchange Act
    Money laundering
    Embezzlement
    Fraud against the European Union
    Importation/Sale/Supply of tobacco
    Counterfeiting notes and coins
    Counterfeiting of goods
    Bad debts criminal (Debtors Ireland)
    Corruption (involving public office holder)
     
10 Controlled drug offences  10a  Importation of drugs Importation of drugs
  10b  Cultivation or manufacture of drugs  Cultivation or manufacture of drugs
  10c  Possession of drugs for sale or supply Possession of drugs for sale or supply 
  10d  Possession of drugs for personal use Possession of drugs for personal use
  10e  Other drug offences Forged or altered prescription offences obstruction under the Drugs Act
     
11 Weapons and explosives offences 11a  Explosives, chemical weapons offences Causing an explosion
    Making of explosives
    Possession of explosives 
    Chemical weapons offences 
  11b  Discharging a firearm Discharging a firearm
  11c  Possession of a firearm Possession of a firearm
  11d  Offensive weapons offences (nec) Possession of offensive weapons (not firearms)
  11e  Fireworks offences Fireworks offences (for sale, igniting etc.)
     
12 Damage to property and to the environment 12a  Arson Arson
  12b  Criminal damage (not arson) Criminal damage (not arson) 
  12c  Litter offences  Litter offences 
     
13 Public order and other social code offences 13a  Disorderly conduct Affray/Riot/Violent disorder
    Public order offences 
    Drunkenness offences
    Air rage-disruptive or drunken behaviour on aircraft
  13b Trespass offences

Forcible entry and occupation (not burglary)

    Trespass on lands or enclosed areas
  13c  Liquor licensing offences Liquor licensing offences
    Registered clubs offences
    Special restaurant offences
    Provision of intoxicating liquor to under 18 year olds
    Purchase or consumption of alcohol by under 18 year olds
    Sale of intoxicating liquor to under 18 year olds
     
  13d Prostitution offences Brothel keeping
    Organisation of prostitution
    Prostitution, including soliciting etc.
  13e  Regulated betting or money, collection or trading offences Offences under the Betting Acts
    Collecting money without permit, unauthorised collection
    Offences under Gaming and Lotteries Acts
    Permit/License offences for casual/street trading
  13f  Other social code offences (nec) Allowing a child (under 16 years) to beg
    Bigamy
    Bestiality
    Indecency
   

Begging

     
15 Offences against Government, justice procedures and organisation of crime 15a  Offences against government and its agents (nec) Treason
    Breaches of Offences Against the State
    Acts
    Breaches of Official Secrets Act
    Impersonating member of An Garda
    Síochána
    Electoral offences including personation
    Public mischief-annoying phone calls,
    wasting police time
    Criminal Assets Bureau offences
    Non compliance with Garda direction
     
  15b  Organisation of crime and conspiracy to commit crime Criminal organisation offences
    (organised crime)
    Conspiracy to commit a crime
  15c  Perverting the course of justice Perjury
    Interfering with a jury (embracery)
    Assisting offenders
    Public mischief, pervert course of justice, conceal offence
  15d  Offences while in custody, breach of court orders Escape or help to escape from custody
    Prison offences
    Breach of Domestic Violence Order (protection, safety, barring)
    Breach of order under Family Law Act
    Breach of bail
    Failure to comply under Sex Offenders
    Act
    Other failure to comply with court order jury summons, warrant etc.

 

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