Increase in reported incidents of rape

The number of reported incidents of rape has increased by 24% in the 12 months to end of June.

New figures from the CSO found there was a decrease in the number of homicide offence of around 35.5%.

Attempted murder, assaults and harassment-related offences saw a rise of around a fifth, while fraud offences were up 43%.

Controlled Drugs offences fell by nearly 27%.

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