What is the primary source of statistics on crime in Ireland?
The primary sources of statistics on crime in Ireland are the Annual Reports of An Garda Síochana (up to 2006), the Central Statistics Office website and the crime and justice publications of the Central Statistics Office.
What is the most common offence in Ireland ?
The most common recorded offence in Ireland is a Road Traffic Act offence. For further details, please see the Crime Statistics section of our website
Is Ireland a low or high crime country?
Most commentators agree that Ireland is a low crime country.
How many murders are there per year in Ireland?
The Crime Statistics section of our website gives details of the total number of murders recorded in Ireland since 1950. Information is also given for recent years about the number of murders in which firearms were involved and the number of murders in which a knife or other sharp instrument was involved.
Where can I get information on attending court as a witness?
The website of the Director of Public Prosecutions provides information about attending court as a witness.
Where can I get information on the number of persons committed to prison each year for non payment of fines?
Please see the Prison Statistics section of our website.