CSO Publishes 2018 Crime Detection Figures

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has published crime detection figures for the first time in four years.

The figures are relating to 2018, with detection rates for murder incidents at 72%.

Detection of controlled drug offences represent a high of 85%, while sexual offence detection remained low at just 11%.

The CSO considers a crime where a suspected offender has been identified and sanctioned as detected. It says the proportion of criminal incidents detected in 2018 are likely to increase over time as more investigations are completed.

The office has not published statistics on crime detection in Ireland since 2016, for reference to year 2014. The decision to resume publication of crime detection statistics now is based on ongoing demand for these statistics from users and, importantly, in response to new data governance controls introduced by An Garda Síochána specifically targeted at improving data quality in the recording of detections.


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