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Saturday 23 February 2019

Violent crime on the rise in Fingal

Figures also showed a reduction in other crime, notably aggravated burglary (-33%); robbery from establishments (-40%); ‘Theft from person’ (-11%) in the Balbriggan/north Fingal area
Figures also showed a reduction in other crime, notably aggravated burglary (-33%); robbery from establishments (-40%); ‘Theft from person’ (-11%) in the Balbriggan/north Fingal area

Ken Phelan

Violent crime is on the rise in north Fingal according to new provision statistics presented by local gardaí to the Fingal Joint Policing Committee.

Crime statistics recently released by the Fingal Joint Policing Committee show sharp increases in violent crime in the Balbriggan policing district which covers much of the north Fingal area.

Figures were based on the period between January 1 2018 and October 31 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, and reveal startling increases in serious crime including assault, robbery, public order incidents, domestic violence and incidents of domestic dispute.

Assault causing harm increased by 30% last year with 16 of these offences involving a 'domestic violence motive'. Other crimes including domestic violence, showed a shocking 219% increase on the same period in 2017 (94 incidents vs 300 for 2018), and domestic dispute incidents 'no offence disclosed', showing an increase of 37% (148 incidents vs 196 for 2018).

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