Dublin confirmed as Ireland's crime capital - but which county is the safest?
on 13/06/2013 08:54:55
A breakdown of official crime statistics for 2012 confirms Dublin as Ireland's crime capital, with an average of 789 offences per 10,000 population compared to the national average of 532. It has the highest rates for robberies, theft, drug, and fraud offences.
The findings are part of a report published by the Irish Examiner which also found that Dublin has the highest rate of crime in the country followed by Limerick while Kerry is one of the safest places to live.
The report found Roscommon and Longford to be the safest counties, while Waterford, Louth, Wicklow, and Limerick recorded some of the highest crime rates.
Despite being the largest county, Cork has only the ninth highest crime rate of 21 garda divisions - the city centre has lower crime levels than other cities. However, despite the absence of any major gang activity in the city, Cork has a high homicide rate - 42 in the past five years.
To view the report in full, visit irishexaminer.com/crime