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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# crime statistics

Last month
October 2023
Gardaí recorded over 22,000 incidents of assault last year, report finds
The figure represents a 16.3% increase in recorded assaults when compared to 2021.
This year
Number of murders 'nearly doubled' in Ireland year-on-year, new statistics show
Homicide, theft and robbery crimes rose in the year to the end of Q2 2023, the latest CSO figures show.
Dublin city crime: statistics indicate return to pre-pandemic incidence of assault
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
A series of serious assaults have made headlines in recent weeks, and official crime statistics are known to under-report the scale of the problem.
The Journal examined statistics on recorded crime in the Dublin Central North and South districts.
One crime expert said that the "dark figure" in crime statistics usually results in around 70% not being reported.
“I ran as fast as I could”: British tourist describes the moment he was assaulted in Temple Bar
All time
Almost 90% of sexual offences reported in 2018 not solved by gardaí
The CSO has published new data on the detection of crime last year.
Big rise in kidnapping, murder threats and sexual offences
But there’s been a massive drop in the number of murders, according to new crime statistics.
There were almost 30,000 burglaries in Ireland in the first nine months of 2015
It’s not all bad news however, murder offences have fallen by almost a third.
Murders are down, but sexual assaults and poisonings are on the rise
The latest crime statistics also show a rise in burglaries and fraud.
There's been a rise in burglary, sexual offences and threats of murder this year
The force is piloting a new incident recording process to ensure reported crimes are recorded consistently.
Small Donegal village named as crime black spot due to 'temporary glitch'
The crime statistics released earlier this week pointed to an increase in fraud, burglary and sexual assaults in Kerrykeel.
Rise in number of homicides and sexual offences in 2012
Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the overall drop in crime lat year provides reassurance that “efficiencies” are making a real contribution to public safety.