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Fraud offences up by 43% on 2021 – CSO

26 Sep 2022 / technology Print

Fraud offences up by 43% on 2021 – CSO

The latest CSO figures show that fraud crimes showed the biggest increase in the year to Q2 2022, up 43% or 4,877 compared with 2021. 

There were 16,202 fraud, deception and related offences in the year to Q2, an increase of 43% or 4,877 compared with 2021.

This increase was largely driven by unauthorised transactions and attempts to obtain personal or banking information online or by phone.

Most categories of recorded crime increased in the year to Q2.


Homicide and related offences are down 38%, or -24, while attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences are up 21%.

Controlled drug offences, meanwhile, are down 27%, or -6,133, while theft and related offences are up 23% or +10,559.

Public order and other social code offences increased by 10% or 2,753.

Weapons and explosives offences were down 11% or -314.

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