Concern in Listowel about anti social behaviour in the town

There’s growing concern by members of Listowel Town Council about anti social behaviour in the town. In one incident 5,000 euro worth of damage was done to two phone boxes in the town. Speaking to Radio Kerry News Superintendent Frank O Brien says there has been a 13% drop in the number of serious crime offences, of which petty crime related incidents is included. One of the motions put down by Councillor Tom Walsh asked if some public phones in the town could be taken out by Eircom as they were being used for every other purpose other than their designed function.Other motions also made reference to anti social behaviour. Cllr Jackie Barrett was concerned about the state of council houses and requested an increase in Garda presence at weekends while Cllr Tim O`Leary made reference to the public lighting system. Speaking to Radio Kerry News Superintendent Frank O`Brien says there has been a drop in the number of serious crime incidents in Listowel, petty crime is considered under the heading of serious crime. He says their Garda detection rate is up 40% and Gardai patrol specific areas in the town at night. There has also been a drop in the number of public order offences

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