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Central Statistics Office. (2022) Recorded crime Q2, Q3 and Q4 2021. Cork: Central Statistics Office.

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Quarter 4, March 2022

The number of incidents of Controlled drugs offences were down 13.1% or 3,035 while Theft and related offences were down 8.4% or 4,291. See Q4 Table 1.1 and Figure 1.1 on the CSO website.

Quarter 3, December 2021

The numbers of crime incidents in Q3 2021 classified as Controlled drug offences and as Weapons and explosives offences were both down considerably on the corresponding period in 2020, by 23.9% and by 27.7% respectively. (See Q3 tables and figures on CSO website).

Quarter 2, September 2021

The number of crimes recorded in most other crime incident type categories fell in the year to June 2021 compared to the previous year, for example in burglary (down by 37%), theft (down by 22%) and robbery (down by 21%). There were also fewer assaults (down by 9%), criminal damage (down by 6%) and public order offences (down by 10%). Users should note when considering crime trends the varying COVID-19 restrictions in place for much of 2020 and 2021 and the likely impact of such restrictions on levels of crime. (See Q2 tables and figures on CSO website)


  • Reports contain data on Controlled drug offences
  • Recorded Crime Statistics continue to be categorised as Statistics Under Reservation
Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report, Web Resource
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Crime prevention
29 March 2022
Central Statistics Office
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