Crime rates plummet during lockdown but domestic violence reports rise

Crime rates have plummeted during the coronavirus lockdown, new figures have revealed. Sex crimes dropped by 20% and burglaries were dow...

Crime rates have plummeted during the coronavirus lockdown, new figures have revealed.

Sex crimes dropped by 20% and burglaries were down by 52% as criminal offences slumped with restrictions.

But as most offences took a nosedive, the number of assaults on middle aged and elderly women increased.

The impact of Covid-19 restrictions on recorded crimes between April and June was yesterday revealed by the Central Statistics Office.

During those months, the number of burglary offences was 52.8% lower than for the same period in 2019.

There was a major drop in theft, which was down 38.7% and robbery, down 29.9% compared with April to June 2019.

Burglar breaking into property ..

Recorded sexual offences were down 20.5% during lockdown, while sexual assaults and related offences dropped by 15.9%.

Domestic violence support services have said that recorded figures aside, the number of sexual and serious physical assaults in the home rose dramatically during lockdown.

This was based on the number of women reaching out to them from across the country in April and May.

Sam Scriven, statistician at the CSO, said that the number of other assaults also dropped dramatically during lockdown, as people were unable to meet up and public venues remained closed.

The number of victims of assault recorded between April and June of this year was 989, or 19.2% lower than in the same period last year.

However, while there was a drop in the number of young women being assaulted, the numbers of middle aged and elderly women being attacked increased.

Woman crying

Mr Scriven said: “The fall was mostly accounted for by a reduction in male victims, down 787 or 26%.

“Younger age groups for females also showed reductions in the number of victims.”

But he said the number of female victims between the ages of 30 and 44 increased, up 13 or 1.8% compared with last year.

Meanwhile, the number of elderly female assault victims also increased, with the recorded number of victims aged 60 and over up by 14, or 18.4%. The CSO stats also captured figures for new offences relating to Covid-19 regulations.

There were 281 crime incidents recorded during the months of April, May and June relating to the enforcement of movement restrictions associated with the coronavirus.

Gangland attempted murder also dropped off significantly during lockdown, but the new stats show crimes associated with gangland activity continued to increase with rises in drugs and gun crime.

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There were 1,782 recorded offences against the organisation of crime, justice procedures and the Government in April-June of this year – a drop of 59.6% compared with figures last year.

At that time, there were 4,412 such offences recorded.

The number of victims of attempts or threats to murder and assaults, harassments and related offences was down 19.2% compared with the same three months last year.

A total of 2,243 men and 1,910 women were victims of these attempts during this time.

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Newsrust: Crime rates plummet during lockdown but domestic violence reports rise
Crime rates plummet during lockdown but domestic violence reports rise
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