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Central Statistics Office. (2015) Review of the quality of crime statistics. Dublin: Government of Ireland.

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Recorded crime statistics, along with crime and victimisation surveys, play a key role in informing society of the level and type of crime in Ireland. In November 2014, the Garda Inspectorate published a report called "Crime Investigation" which raised serious concerns about the recording of crimes on the Garda PULSE (Police Using Leading Systems Effectively) system. Since PULSE is used to produce CSO (Central Statistics Office) recorded crime statistics, the CSO could not continue to publish official crime statistics without a full review.

The CSO then began a comprehensive review of the accuracy of Garda Síochana crime data. In particular, the CSO wished to examine the extent to which the issues highlighted by the Inspectorate are present in Garda crime data. As part of this study, the CSO obtained access to additional non-crime data from the Garda Síochana; these included CAD (Command Aided Dispatch) and paper records, in addition to non-crime PULSE incident groups. This review formed the basis of this document.

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Irish-related, Report
31 p.
Government of Ireland
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Central Statistics Office
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