7% increase in crimes reported in Kerry Garda Division last year

There was a 7% increase in crimes reported in Kerry last year.

That’s according to recorded crimes figures from the Central Statistics Office.

These figures from the CSO are based on 12 types of offences recorded in Kerry.

They are attempts/threats to murder, assaults, harassments, dangerous or negligent acts, kidnapping, robbery, extortion and hijacking, burglary, theft, fraud, deception, controlled drug offences, weapons and explosives offences, damage to property, public order, and offences against government, justice procedures, and organisation of crime.

They show that last year, 5,386 such crimes were recorded across Kerry; that marks a 7% increase on 2018, when 5,037 offences were logged.

Of the Kerry Division’s 25 Garda stations, these crimes were up at 14 Kerry Garda stations, including Killarney, Listowel, Tralee, and Dingle.

Barraduff had just one crime recorded last year, the same as 2018, while the remaining 10 Garda stations in Kerry reported that the number of these crimes were down.

This included Waterville, where the number went from 34 in 2018 to 19 last year; and Castlegregory where 25 incidents were logged last year, down from 48 the previous year.

 

More details on the Kerry Garda Stations:

 

Garda station     2019 offences      2018 offences

Waterville           19                           34

Barraduff             1                           1

Cahersiveen        112                        139

Glenbeigh            26                         28

Kenmare              86                        107

Killarney               1,544                  1,439

Portmagee          16                         21

Sneem                  10                      16

Ballybunion         109                      96

Ballyduff              32                       37

Ballyheigue         46                        33

Knocknagoshel   19                         26

Listowel               477                     412

Lixnaw                 30                      16

Tarbert                 20                      21

Annascaul            18                      11

Ardfert                 59                     57

Ballyferriter        14                        7

Castlegregory     25                       48

Castleisland        121                    101

Castlemaine        11                      8

Dingle                159                    141

Farranfore          36                      26

Tralee                2,219                 2,038