|Year||Indictable/Headline Offences||Non-Indictable/ Non-Headline Offences||Total Recorded Offences|
(Annual Reports of An Garda Síochána)
1. The Indictable/ Headline Offences figure includes all offences that became known to An Garda Síochána. The Non-Indictable/ Non-Headline figure only includes those offences in which proceedings were taken.
Note: Between 1995 and 2002, in the Annual Reports of An Garda Síochána, details of the number and type of drug offences recorded were published in a separate table. In certain years, the figures reported in that seperate table did not form part of the quoted total non-headline figure.
|Year||Indictable/Headline Offences||Non-Indictable/Non-Headline Offences including drug offences||Total Recorded Offences|
Note: Figures quoted above indicate the total non-indictable offences and total offences recorded including those under the Misuse of Drugs Act. From 2003 onwards offences recorded under the Misuse of Drugs Act were reported in An Garda Síochaná annual reports under a new 'non-headline' drug-related offences category.
(Source: 'Crime and Punishment in Ireland 1922 to 2003: A Statistical Sourcebook')
Numerous changes were also made to the classification of offences in 2000. It was during this time that offences were reclassified as ‘headline’ and ‘non-headline’ offences. Caution is therefore required when comparing Irish crime statistics from 2000 onwards to pre-2000 figures. It should also be noted that in 2006 responsibility for publishing Irish crime statistics was taken over by the Central Statistics Office from An Garda Síochána.
(Source: An Garda Síochána Annual Reports and Central Statistics Office)
|Year||Total RTA Offences||RTA Offences as a % of Non-Indictable Offences||RTA Offences as a % of Total Recorded Offences|
*In 2002, a new headlines proceedings format was introduced which added the following to the Road Traffic Act Offences total - proceedings for unauthorised taking of MPV, unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle, unauthorised taking of a pedal cycle, unauthorised interference with the mechanism of an MPV, EU regulations- Vehicle Testing, EU regulations- tachograph, Road Transport Acts and Road Acts/ Finance Acts- Excise Duty. All of these are included in the Road Traffic Act Offences Total quoted in the Garda Annual Report for 2002 and in subsequent years. These categories are not included in the total number of Road Traffic Acts Offences given previous to 2002. As an example of the impact of this change in counting procedure, application of the new headlines proceedings format would increase the total number of Road Traffic Acts Offences in 2001 from 184,576 to 241,133.
(An Garda Síochána Annual Reports; 'Crime and Punishment in Ireland 1922 to 2003: A Statistical Sourcebook'; Central Statistics Office)