The number of burglaries in the county in the first six months of the year has decreased by almost 60 per cent compared to the same period in 2015.
Up to the end of June there were 81 burglaries in Kerry compared to 197 last year.
Thefts were down 24 per cent, criminal damage was down by a third and public order was down 15 per cent and drunkenness offences were down by a fifth.
Possession of drugs for personal use was up 25 per cent as a result of Garda detection initiatives.
Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan (PRON: SHEEHAN) says we need to tackle the fear of crime in our communities in the wake of these positive figures: