Crumlin: Assaults and theft on the rise

Irish policeman Brian Hanrahan was shot by an armed robber while on holiday in New Orleans

Assaults rose by 58pc in Crumlin last year.

There was a total of 49 incidents causing harm reported last year, compared to 31 in 2013.

There was also an increase in minor assaults, rising from 82 to 102.

There was a rise in the number of thefts from a person and from a shop, up 15pc and 17pc respectively.

In 2014 there were 62 reported incidents of theft from a person whereas in 2013 there were 54. There were 195 thefts from shops in the Crumlin region last year and 167 the year before.

There was a drop in detections of the sale and supply of drugs with 45 incidents, compared with 122 in 2013.