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24 Jan 2022

Drop in thefts and burglaries and zero robberies reported in Kilkenny in 2021 to date

Zero robberies reported in Kilkenny in 2021 to date

There has been a decrease in thefts and burglaries in Kilkenny in recent months and there have been no reported robberies in the city and county in 2021 to date.

Members of Joint Policing Committee were briefed of the latest figures by senior gardaí this afternoon. There were no robberies (the unlawful taking from a person or place by threat or force of threat) this year compared to six robberies in the same time period last year.

Burglaries in the Kilkenny Garda District are down from 30 to 11 in the first two months of the year compared with the same period in 2020.

Thefts from shops have dropped from 36 to 30 during the same period while thefts from vehicles have decreased from 11 to four and other reported thefts fell from 21 to 15.

Assaults causing harm have also dropped by 50% in the same time period.

All the figures are a comparison of statistics from the first two months in 2020 and 2021.

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