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# Homicide

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.
Mexican journalist shot dead in tourist town of Acapulco
This is the country’s second journalist to be killed in a week.
Seven bodies found in Oklahoma during search for missing teens
Authorities had called off their search for the teens after the bodies were found in the city of Henryetta and are treating the case as a homicide.
Last year
Murders and burglaries down from pre-pandemic levels
However there has been a 5.6% increase in reported sexual offences since last year.
Jane Monckton Smith: This week's tragedy in Tullamore should be Ireland's watershed moment
Ireland must address gender-based violence once and for all, Professor Jane Monckton Smith writes.
All time
'It's so insidious': Ireland must follow UK and US and review domestic murders, experts say
The comments come after Daniel Murtagh was found guilty of Nadine Lott’s murder earlier this week.
Surge in shootings in Sweden as warring criminal gangs settle scores
“It’s about strengthening the sense of community and showing who’s the toughest.”
More than 2,270 women reported a rape or sexual assault to Gardaí last year
The majority of those who reported sexual assaults were female.
Two arrests over death of man in Cavan house fire last August
Oliver Murray died at the house fire in Ballyjamesduff last August.
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.
Man in his 20s arrested over death of Joseph Deacy in Mayo last August
Gardaí have treated the death of Joe Deacy as a homicide since the initial post-mortem results last year.
Policing Authority denies it 'told tales' on garda civilian staff who raised concerns
The analysts said they were pressured to sign off on inaccurate data.
Dublin man shot while sitting in car on Sunday dies of his injuries
Kenneth Finn had been in intensive care.
'How in God's name could that be called a comprehensive analysis?': Garda homicide figures probed
Figures from An Garda Síochána were before the Oireachtas Justice Committee today.
Policing Authority 'frustrated' with delay in garda review of unrecorded homicides
A review was due to be published last June.
Appeal for information after death of man found outside Mayo house treated as homicide
The alarm was raised by a passer-by on Saturday morning but the man dies on Sunday.
Man arrested over homicide of mother-of-one released without charge
Amy McCarthy was found dead in a vacant premises in Cork city centre in April.
'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems'
Joan Deane helps people deal with the trauma of losing someone through homicide.
Family faces homicide charges after girl (13) dies following 68-day fast
The girl was reportedly fasting in accordance with an ancient religious ritual.
Human error probably responsible for train crash that killed 11
A 39-year-old dispatcher could face up to five years in prison.
'Affluenza' teen who killed four people in car crash arrested in Mexico
During the sentencing phase of Ethan Couch’s trial, a defence expert argued that Couch’s wealthy parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility — a condition the expert termed “affluenza”.
US marine found guilty of killing woman after discovering she was transgender
Jennifer Laude was found dead in a hotel room last year.
Four killers on temporary release from prison this month
More than 500 prisoners were on temporary release across the country this month.
Homicide investigation into BB King death, amid claims that he was poisoned
King died at age 89 on 14 May in Las Vegas. The blues legend’s daughters have reportedly accused his aides of poisoning him.
Families of murder victims say they are "invisible" in law
One survey respondent reported that they felt “non-existent, not respected, like we were nobody.”
Teenager (16) charged with murder after 'sending Snapchat selfie with body'
A parent of one of the recipients passed a screenshot on to police.
Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentencing
The next step is to file papers in court
Here's how long Oscar Pistorius's prison sentence could be
The former Olympian’s sentence could technically be left off with a fine and suspended sentence.
Former White House Press Secretary's death ruled a homicide - 33 years after he was shot
James Brady died earlier this week, more than three decades after he was shot while serving alongside President Reagan.
Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of crimes against humanity
Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea were charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, religious persecution, homicide and torture.
Patients with mental illness twice as likely to be victims of homicide
A study suggests one third are killed by other patients.
Former NFL star Hernandez charged with double murder
The ex-New England Patriot is already awaiting trial for an unrelated fatal shooting.
Man dies after stabbing at derelict Dublin pub
A group of men had been at the abandoned pub when the stabbing took place.
Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database
The Minister for Justice published the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2013 today that will force criminals to give DNA samples.
False imprisonment cases up, overall crime down in latest stats
Significant drops were recorded for weapons and controlled drug offences.
Families of murder victims unhappy with sentencing and bail laws
Support group AdVic has called for a number of reforms, including minimum sentences for homicide.
Oscar Pistorius' brother acquitted of killing woman in road crash
Carl Pistorius’ case was brought to court shortly after athlete Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.
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.
Nine charged with homicide over Brazil nightclub fire that killed 241
The two owners of the nightclub, three of their partners, two musicians who were performing on the night and a two firefighters have been charged over the blaze in January.
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.