CSO Figures Show 10% Increase In Burglaries

The 12-month period up to the end of June has seen a substantial increase in burglaries, fraud and kidnappings, according to the latest CSO crime figures.

However, there was a drop in all other categories of serious crime including homicide, drugs and gun crime.

The CSO figures show that burglaries and related offences were up over 10%, fraud offences rose by 8%, while kidnapping was up 7.8%.

The recorded figure of 62 homicides represents a drop of over 23%, weapons and explosives offences were down over 15%, while drugs offences dropped 4%.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said it is imperative that the gardaí has the Government's full support in confronting and disrupting any violent and gang crime.

He also credited the gardaí’s Operation Fiacla for the fact that there were 2,000 fewer burglaries from April to June than in the first three months of the year.

That operation resulted in 1,700 people being arrested, almost 1,000 of whom have been charged.

However, the figures for the same period also show almost 300 more thefts from shops than before, averaging 54 thefts around the country every day.

These figures do not include the five violent deaths that occurred in the past week, two of which were gang-related. These will be reflected in the next set of CSO statistics.


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