New AIRO/CSO Criminal Incidents, Detections and Proceedings Tool launched & AIRO Crime Mapping Toolkit Updated with 2011 results
There are now two modules available in the AIRO Crime Mapping Toolkit Section: Recorded Crime Monitoring Tool and Criminal Incidents, Detection and Proceedings.
Recorded Crime Monitoring Tool
This module contains two sets of data concerning recorded crimes at Garda Station and Division level. The Station dataset has been updated with 2011 annual data released from the Central Statistics Office and also with details of the changes made to Garda Stations concerning station closures (Phase 1 and 2) and reduced operating hours. More details about the Garda Station changes can be accessed through the website of An Garda Síochána (http://www.garda.ie/). Data at Division level continues to be updated on a quarterly basis.
The Recorded Crime Monitoring Tool is available by clicking here
Criminal Incidents, Detections and Proceedings
Data within this module concerns the number of criminal incidents, the detection rates and the rate of proceedings at Garda Division level for 2009 and 2010. Data within this module was obtained from the Central Statistics Office and the full report can be accessed here
At the Garda Division level (28 across the country with 6 in Dublin) the information available is very detailed with 24 crime categories such as Criminal Damage, Disorderly Conduct, Trespass Offences, Tax/Registration Offences, Possession of Drugs and Counterfeiting. Each theme is then further sub-divided into the number of offences recorded, rate of offences per 100,000 population, number of offences detected, detection rate, and number of offences with relevant proceedings.
Note: Recorded Offences - Offences reported or which become known to members of An Garda Síochána are recorded when, on the balance of probability, a Garda determines that a criminal offence defined by law has taken place, and there is no credible evidence to the contrary.
Note: Detected Offences - The main criteria for classifying an offence as ‘detected’ is when criminal proceedings have been commenced for at least one person for the offence. However, there are a number of scenarios where an offence will be considered detected even though criminal proceedings may not be initiated. For these reasons, the number of detected offences exceeds the number of offences with relevant convictions, for some offence groups.
Although the data available here is very detailed and relates to quite specific crime categories it is only available at a broad spatial scale, counties Cavan and Monaghan for instance comprise a single Garda Division.
To access this module please click here