6 June 2023

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4 Galway Garda stations recorded 5-year peak in crime last year

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Four Garda stations in Galway recorded a 5-year peak in crime rates last year.

According to the Irish Independent, Athenry, Gort, Oranmore and Clifden all experienced higher levels of crime compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Meanwhile, Salthill garda station was one of 257 to experience a significant reduction in crime in 2022.

Between 2019 and 2022, Crime was up 12.4 per cent at Anglesea Garda Station in Cork, 4.4 per cent at Henry Street in Limerick and 4.3 per cent at Ballybricken in Waterford.

The most dramatic increase recorded nationally was at Moate Garda Station in Westmeath, which saw crime increase by 125 per cent.

Larger stations such as Dublin Airport saw rates increase by nearly 50 per cent since before the pandemic.

The type of crime which has seen the biggest spike during this four year period was homicide – which has risen by 30 per cent.

Despite these increases, there was a decrease in the level of crime across 257 stations, including Salthill, Kinsale in Cork, Finglas in Dublin and Bray in county Wicklow.]

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