Sunday 24 March 2019

Limerick has highest level of killings and gun crime

Limerick reportedly has a higher level of killings and gun crime per head of population than any other area in Ireland.

Reports this morning say an analysis of serious crime statistics in the various garda divisions shows that Dublin has the highest level of overall crime.

However, there were five times more shootings in Limerick compared to Dublin over the last two years when measured against population numbers.

Limerick also had the highest incidence of homicides per head of population, with Tipperary second and Dublin third.

The Donegal division, meanwhile, had the highest number of sexual offences and also ranked second in the "assault causing harm" category.

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