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135. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of reported attacks on women in each of the past five years to date; the degree to which the perpetrator was known to the victim by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4654/19]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, the Central Statistics Office (CSO), as the national statistical agency, is responsible for the compilation and publication of all crime statistics.
The table provides a breakdown of relevant offences by victim gender and Garda Region. However, the CSO has advised that it is not in a position to provide the breakdown at county level.
I am further advised that is not possible to provide information on the degree to which the perpetrator was known to the victim. However, the CSO Review of the Quality of Recorded Crime Statistics which was published in December 2018, found that more comprehensive recording of data on the relationship between victim and offender will be necessary in order to ensure that statistics generated using PULSE data will meet the needs of data users.
It is worth noting that all statistics on recorded crimes are currently categorised as "Under Reservation". An Garda Síochána, with assistance from the CSO, continue to make good progress on returning the crime figures to the higher standard expected of our national crime statistics. I am determined that this body of work be completed as soon as possible and I welcome the continued diligence of the Policing Authority in monitoring this matter.
Recorded Crime Offences for selected incident types by gender and Garda Region for the period 2014 - 2018

Region  Offence Type Period female male All
1 Northern Region Homicide Offences note 2 2014 - 2018 note 1 8 18 26
2014 156 38 194
2015 181 53 234
2016 195 57 252
2017 219 52 271
2018 note 1 211 56 267
Sexual Offences note 3 Total 962 256 1218
2014 662 1130 1792
2015 683 1171 1854
2016 772 1190 1962
2017 944 1318 2262
2018 note 1 672 983 1655
Assaults, harassments and related offences note 4 Total 3733 5792 9525
2 Western Region Homicide Offences note 2 2014 - 2018 note 1 4 9 13
2014 159 34 193
2015 207 34 241
2016 187 58 245
2017 211 39 250
2018 note 1 173 29 202
Sexual Offences note 3 Total 937 194 1131
2014 - 2018 note 1 540 1036 1576
2015 584 1134 1718
2016 586 932 1518
2017 633 1123 1756
2018 note 1 556 850 1406
Assaults, harassments and related offences note 4 Total 2899 5075 7974
3 Southern Region Homicide Offences note 2 2014 - 2018 note 1 6 30 36
2014 254 66 320
2015 304 80 384
2016 293 66 359
2017 425 102 527
2018 333 43 376
Sexual Offences note 3 Total 1609 357 1966
2014 982 1599 2581
2015 1037 1778 2815
2016 1089 1654 2743
2017 1268 2051 3319
2018 note 1 943 1427 2370
Assaults, harassments and related offences note 4 Total 5319 8509 13828
4 Eastern Region Homicide Offences note 2 2014 - 2018 note 1 8 25 33
2014 247 60 307
2015 235 58 293
2016 309 59 368
2017 318 70 388
2018 note 1 240 58 298
Sexual Offences note 3 Total 1349 305 1654
2014 778 1213 1991
2015 894 1307 2201
2016 880 1276 2156
2017 1024 1488 2512
2018 note 1 862 1222 2084
Assaults, harassments and related offences note 4 Total 4438 6506 10944
5 South Eastern Region Homicide Offences note 2 2014 - 2018 note 1 5 12 17
2014 212 61 273
2015 194 48 242
2016 210 55 265
2017 269 79 348
2018 note 1 227 57 284
Sexual Offences note 3 Total 1112 300 1412
2014 558 915 1473
2015 736 1020 1756
2016 672 954 1626
2017 795 1080 1875
2018 note 1 643 894 1537
Assaults, harassments and related offences note 4 Total 3404 4863 8267
6 Dublin Region Homicide Offences note 2 2014 - 2018 note 1 15 78 93
2014 445 131 576
2015 543 130 673
2016 590 146 736
2017 608 141 749
2018 note 1 498 140 638
Sexual Offences note 3 Total 2684 688 3372
2014 1415 2621 4036
2015 1591 3118 4709
2016 1964 2956 4920
2017 2071 3289 5360
2018 note 1 1655 2652 4307
Assaults, harassments and related offences note 4 Total 8696 14636 23332
Note 1: Data for 2018 data is for the 9 month period from 01/01/2018 to 30/09/2018
Note 2: Homicide Offences include all recorded incidents of Murder & Manslaughter
Note 3: Sexual Offences include all recorded incidents of Rape, Sexual Assault, Sexual Offences involving Mentally impaired person or persons under 17
Note 4: Assaults, harassments and related offences contains all recorded incidents of Assault, Coercion, Harassment, Poisoning, Threats to Kill or Cause Serious Harm, Murder Attempt, Female Genital Mutilation.