Sex Offences, Robberies And Kidnappings Figures Doubled This Year


There’s been an increase in crime across the board according to the CSO.

The number of sex offences, robberies and kidnappings have jumped by double figures in the first three months of the year.


Fraud and deception as well as robbery, extortion and hijacking is where the most significant increases in crime have been recorded in the first quarter of the year.

Those categories are up 15.9% compared to the first three months of 2017.

Sex offences have risen by 14.7% – there were over 3,000 of them between January and March.

Meanwhile – attempts or threats to murder, assault or harass have increased by 13.5% to just over 19,000.

The number of murders was the only area to see a fall – down 17 % to 72.

The Central Statistics Office say these figures are “under reservation” because of concerns over the quality of data from the Gardaí.