Garda warning as crimes slightly up in Dublin South Central

by Rachel Darcy

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]At a recent South Central committee meeting, An Garda Siochana have warned of an increase in robberies in the Kilmainham, Crumlin and Terenure districts.

The reports from the Chief Superintendent of the South Division, Kevin Gralton, and Chief Superintendent of Kevin Street and Kilmainham, Lorraine Wheatley, presented the figures at a meeting on November 26.

Burglary in the Crumlin area has increased by 3% on 2017’s figures, with 283 burglaries reported in 2018.

According to the latest figures, Robbery from The Person has increased by 110%, with 21 people being robbed in 2018, compared to 10 such events in 2017.

Robbery from The Establishment also increased, rising 86% in 2018, with 26 robberies taking place this year compared to 14.

However, Theft from The Person in the Crumlin area decreased by 11%, with 16 occurrences compared to 18.

One of the most dramatic increases in the area, however, was that Incidents of Domestic Violence rose from 244 to 320.

In Terenure, Burglary rose by 19% from 145 incidents to 173, with Robbery both from The Person and The Establishment also increasing substantially, by 150% and 100% respectively.

Theft from The Person decreased in Terenure, with 22% fewer cases reported in 2018 than 2017’s figure. Domestic Violence offences decreased by 18.75%.

In Kilmainham, Robbery from The Person increased by 143% from 47 to 114 cases, with Robbery from The Establishment almost doubling, with 43 cases reported in 2018 compared to 28 in 2017.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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