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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# crime stats

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.
Last year
Victims and offenders in one in seven sexual violence cases aged under 18, says CSO
In 2021, 82% of victims of sexual violence were women, with 2,357 cases being reported to Gardaí.
All time
Number of fraud incidents recorded by gardaí rises by 40% in past year
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today published the latest recorded crime statistics.
Sharp decline in recorded crime rates in 2020 amid pandemic
The biggest drop was in burglary and related offences, falling by over a third in 2020 compared to the previous year.
Burglaries fall 20% due to Covid-19 pandemic but drugs and weapon offences increase
While many types of crime fell some categories of serious crimes saw significant increases.
Burglaries fell by 52% in three month period of initial Covid lockdown
A number of serious crimes saw steep reductions.
Less than half of people in Ireland have confidence in justice system, CSO figures show
The Central Statistics Office published the results of its most recent Crime and Victimisation survey today.
Garda stats: Domestic violence, drug possession and fraud on the rise during lockdown
Gardaí released the stats today.
Fraud and drug offences on the up, but number of murders decreases
The CSO has released the latest statistics of crimes recorded by gardaí.
More people coming forward to gardaí as reporting of sex offences increases by over 54%
That’s according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
Garda stats show winter burglaries drop by 50% in four years
The latest stats have been released Under Reservation by the Central Statistics Office.
New figures show increases in crime across every category (except homicides)
Sexual offences were up by just under 15% in the year to the end of March.
Number of recorded rapes leaped nearly 30% last year amid spike in sexual offences
Rape Crisis Network Ireland said the figures are only the “tip of the iceberg”.
Homicides increase by nearly 20% after review finds gardaí inaccurately recorded all types of crime
234 homicides between 2003 and 2016 weren’t recorded properly by the gardaí.
The CSO will publish crime statistics for the first time in almost a year later today
The stats will be published in a new “Under Reservation” category to indicate that the source of the data is not reliable.
Publication of crime stats delayed again as review into 89 missing homicides continues
No crime figures have been published for this year due to an ongoing internal review.
Murders up 31% in Ireland with 38 in 2016
The ongoing feud between the Hutch and Kinahan gangs accounted for the deaths of ten people last year.
There has been an increase in sexual assaults and a decrease in burglaries
There were more than 10,000 fewer burglary and theft-related offences in the 12 months to March 2016.
Murders are down, but sexual assaults and poisonings are on the rise
The latest crime statistics also show a rise in burglaries and fraud.
In two years, 34,000 people who should have had fingerprints taken did not
It means that criminals could be incorrectly freed argues a report from the Garda Inspectorate.
Murders up, but most other crimes down in the 12 months to March
The figures cover the year up to the first quarter of 2014 and show drops in 11 of 15 categories.
Crimes 'slipping through the net' due to lack of garda resources
The GRA said businesses and communities are paying the price for poor resourcing and people are now deciding not to report some crimes at all.
Criminals are engaging in less burglary but more kidnapping
New crime figures show that, on the whole, crime is down but road deaths remain high.
New crime figures show fall in sexual offences and burglaries
New crime statistics shows decline in crime in the twelve months up to June, but there’s a rise in dangerous driving leading to death.
New crime figures show burglaries on the rise
New crime statistics show most types of crime declined in the twelve months to September – but burglary and fraud both increased.
Crime is falling - but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply
The single biggest drop came in the category of weapons and explosives offences, which fell by more than 15 per cent.