Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (135)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

135. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of reported attacks on women in each of the past five years to date; the degree to which the perpetrator was known to the victim by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4654/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Central Statistics Office (CSO), as the national statistical agency, is responsible for the compilation and publication of all crime statistics.

The table provides a breakdown of relevant offences by victim gender and Garda Region. However, the CSO has advised that it is not in a position to provide the breakdown at county level.

I am further advised that is not possible to provide information on the degree to which the perpetrator was known to the victim. However, the CSO Review of the Quality of Recorded Crime Statistics which was published in December 2018, found that more comprehensive recording of data on the relationship between victim and offender will be necessary in order to ensure that statistics generated using PULSE data will meet the needs of data users.

It is worth noting that all statistics on recorded crimes are currently categorised as "Under Reservation". An Garda Síochána, with assistance from the CSO, continue to make good progress on returning the crime figures to the higher standard expected of our national crime statistics. I am determined that this body of work be completed as soon as possible and I welcome the continued diligence of the Policing Authority in monitoring this matter.

Recorded Crime Offences for selected incident types by gender and Garda Region for the period 2014 - 2018

Region 

Offence Type

Period

female

male

All

1 Northern Region

Homicide Offences note 2

2014 - 2018 note 1

8

18

26

2014

156

38

194

2015

181

53

234

2016

195

57

252

2017

219

52

271

2018 note 1

211

56

267

Sexual Offences note 3

Total

962

256

1218

2014

662

1130

1792

2015

683

1171

1854

2016

772

1190

1962

2017

944

1318

2262

2018 note 1

672

983

1655

Assaults, harassments and related offences note 4

Total

3733

5792

9525

2 Western Region

Homicide Offences note 2

2014 - 2018 note 1

4

9

13

2014

159

34

193

2015

207

34

241

2016

187

58

245

2017

211

39

250

2018 note 1

173

29

202

Sexual Offences note 3

Total

937

194

1131

2014 - 2018 note 1

540

1036

1576

2015

584

1134

1718

2016

586

932

1518

2017

633

1123

1756

2018 note 1

556

850

1406

Assaults, harassments and related offences note 4

Total

2899

5075

7974

3 Southern Region

Homicide Offences note 2

2014 - 2018 note 1

6

30

36

2014

254

66

320

2015

304

80

384

2016

293

66

359

2017

425

102

527

2018

333

43

376

Sexual Offences note 3

Total

1609

357

1966

2014

982

1599

2581

2015

1037

1778

2815

2016

1089

1654

2743

2017

1268

2051

3319

2018 note 1

943

1427

2370

Assaults, harassments and related offences note 4

Total

5319

8509

13828

4 Eastern Region

Homicide Offences note 2

2014 - 2018 note 1

8

25

33

2014

247

60

307

2015

235

58

293

2016

309

59

368

2017

318

70

388

2018 note 1

240

58

298

Sexual Offences note 3

Total

1349

305

1654

2014

778

1213

1991

2015

894

1307

2201

2016

880

1276

2156

2017

1024

1488

2512

2018 note 1

862

1222

2084

Assaults, harassments and related offences note 4

Total

4438

6506

10944

5 South Eastern Region

Homicide Offences note 2

2014 - 2018 note 1

5

12

17

2014

212

61

273

2015

194

48

242

2016

210

55

265

2017

269

79

348

2018 note 1

227

57

284

Sexual Offences note 3

Total

1112

300

1412

2014

558

915

1473

2015

736

1020

1756

2016

672

954

1626

2017

795

1080

1875

2018 note 1

643

894

1537

Assaults, harassments and related offences note 4

Total

3404

4863

8267

6 Dublin Region

Homicide Offences note 2

2014 - 2018 note 1

15

78

93

2014

445

131

576

2015

543

130

673

2016

590

146

736

2017

608

141

749

2018 note 1

498

140

638

Sexual Offences note 3

Total

2684

688

3372

2014

1415

2621

4036

2015

1591

3118

4709

2016

1964

2956

4920

2017

2071

3289

5360

2018 note 1

1655

2652

4307

Assaults, harassments and related offences note 4

Total

8696

14636

23332

Note 1: Data for 2018 data is for the 9 month period from 01/01/2018 to 30/09/2018

Note 2: Homicide Offences include all recorded incidents of Murder & Manslaughter

Note 3: Sexual Offences include all recorded incidents of Rape, Sexual Assault, Sexual Offences involving Mentally impaired person or persons under 17

Note 4: Assaults, harassments and related offences contains all recorded incidents of Assault, Coercion, Harassment, Poisoning, Threats to Kill or Cause Serious Harm, Murder Attempt, Female Genital Mutilation.