Murder has ‘nearly doubled’ in Ireland in last 12 months

The latest figures have shown that homicide cases have almost doubled on last year from 24 to 47.

CSO statistics released “under reservation”, meaning that the data may not be reliable due to lack of reporting, have found some worrying crime trends in Ireland.

While reports have shown that gangland murder have fallen, homicide statistics are still showing an upward spike from June 2022.

Robbery, extortion, and hijacking were up 21%; Theft and related crimes have increased by 25%; theft from shops 27%.

However, crime involving ‘fraud, deception, or related offences’ fell by 37%, which is thought to be due a related dip in cyber-crime involving unauthorised transactions or hacking where bank details were stolen.

Sexual offences have risen by 1%.

The largest increases were offences related to ‘the damaing of property’, drug offences, and ‘offences against government, justice procedures, and organisation of crime’.

Interestingly, victims of attempts and threats to murder, assaults, harassment and related offences fell by 2pc.

The CSO records crime statistics via data received from a quartlery report sent by the Garda Pulse database.

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