The CSO had stopped publishing crime figures

There's been an 18% increase in the number of homicides - or an additional 234 incidents over a 14 year period.

The review of crime stats has also seen a 43 percent jump in manslaughter with 135 cases counted by the Central Statistics Office, up from the original figure of 94.

The CSO had stopped publishing crime figures due to quality issues with the data provided by An Garda Siochana.

Juliette Gash reports;

In today's Quarterly Recorded Crime statistics, there are revisions across all crime groups for the period 2003 - 2016 and are published under a new category entitled 'Under Reservation'.

There was an increase of 23% in the number of fraud, deception and related offences recorded in 2017 compared to 2016.

Sexual offences rose by 16.9% over the same period from 2,520 to 2,945 offences.

There was also an increase of 13% (from 16,640 offences to 18,803) in attempts or threats to murder, assaults, harassments and related offences.

Weapons and explosives offences rose by 235 (or 11%) to 2,367 offences for 2017.