28.5% Annual Increase In Fraud Offences

Fraud related offences have risen by 28.5% over the last year, new figures have shown.

Crime incident data from An Garda Síochána also shows a 10% rise in the number of recorded sexual offences, from 2,938 to 3,231, while controlled drug offences also increased by 16.2%.

There were 12 less homicide offences recorded over the last 12 months, representing a 14.3% decrease. The number of recorded burglaries also fell by 10.3%.

A full list of Recorded Crime data from Q1 2019 is available on the Central Statistics Office website.


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