Mas­sive 45 per cent in­crease in bur­glar­ies

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BUR­GLAR­IES are on the rise in Grey­stones and in 2008 the num­ber of bur­glar­ies in the vil­lage in­creased by a whop­ping 45 per cent.

At last Tues­day’s Joint Polic­ing Com­mit­tee meet­ing Su­per­in­ten­dent Mick Lerni­han out­lined the crime fig­ures in Grey­stones for the 2008. While rob­beries, sex­ual of­fenses and pub­lic or­der of­fences dropped very slightly there was a mas­sive in­crease in bur­glar­ies ris­ing from 107 in 2007 to 156 in 2008.

How­ever that is still less than the 2006 fig­ure of 181 bur­glar­ies. Su­per­in­ten­dant Lerni­han said that in the first 27 days of Janu- ary there had been 16 bur­glar­ies in Grey­stones, all of which cur­rently re­mained un­solved, leav­ing the vil­lage on course for sim­i­lar fig­ures in 2009.

Se­ri­ous as­saults also in­creased an alarm­ing 300 per cent from two in 2007 to six in 2008.

Also on the in­crease were thefts from shops which in­creased from 64 in 2007 to 65 in 2008; thefts from ve­hi­cles which in­creased to 69 in 2008 from 64 in 2007 and thefts from a per­son in­creased by one to five in 2008.

On the de­crease was sex­ual of­fences which went from five in 2007 to four in 2008; the unau­tho­rised tak­ing of a car which de­creased by 13 per cent from 54 in 2007 to 47 in 2008 and crim­i­nal dam­age which went from 210 to 202 in 2008 bring­ing it al­most on a par with the 2006 lev­els of 201 in­stances.

Su­per­in­ten­dant Lerni­han also said the gar­daí had in­creased the amount of drug searches they un­der­took in 2008 by 68 per cent. In 2008, he said, they car­ried out 174 drugs searches in com­par­i­son to 103 the pre­vi­ous year. In 2006 just 40 drug searches were car­ried out in­di­cat­ing a con­certed ef­fort by gar­daí to stop drug dealers in their tracks.

Drunk driv­ing also in­creased al­most 40 per cent ris­ing from 41 in 2007 to 57 in 2008. Su­per­in­ten­dent Lerni­han said the crime de­tec­tion rate in the Bray district was 30 per cent last year, down five per cent on fig­ures in 2007.

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