Rise In Assaults And Burglaries - CSO

The number of recorded assaults and burglaries between March 2014 and March 2015 increased by 8%, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

However, in the same period, groups including homicide fell by 40.2% while robbery fell by 6.6%.

Publication of the data was suspended following the publication of the Garda Inspectorate report Crime Investigation in November 2014. The CSO decision to resume publication follows the completion of a comprehensive review of the quality of Garda crime administrative data on Police Using Leading Systems Effectively (PULSE).

The CSO analysis shows:

• Around 18% of crimes reported to An Garda Síochana in 2011 do not appear to be recorded on PULSE.

• Around 3% of crimes recorded in PULSE in 2011 have been incorrectly classified to the wrong crime category. A further 4% of cases had insufficient information to determine the correct classification.

• Some 7% of incidents classified to Attention and Complaints in 2011 (a non-crime category on PULSE) should have been classified as a crime.


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