Increase in burglaries and fraud; all other crime down

Increase in burglaries and fraud; all other crime down

Official figures show an increase in burglaries and cases of fraud across the country.

The Central Statistics Office said all other classifications of crime fell in the 12 months to the end of September.

Burglaries and related offences went up 7.9%, while fraud and deception jumped 6.2% to 325 cases.

Some of the biggest drops were in offences relating to weapons and explosives, which were down 17.4% and public order offences which were down 12%.

Overall homicide offences were down, including dangerous driving leading to death.

The decrease in the number of dangerous driving leading to death offences from 26 in the 12-month period ending in September 2011 to nine in the 12-month period ending in September 2012 may be due to the fact that all road collision investigations for this period have not yet concluded, which will result in some being reclassified as homicide.

For the 12-month period ending in September, there were 55 recorded murder and manslaughter offences, an increase of three on the same period in 2011.


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