The new head of the Kerry Garda Division says crime is relatively low in the county.
Chief Superintendent Eileen Foster was speaking at today’s Joint Policing Committee meeting, where crime figures in Kerry for the first three months of the year were revealed.
A number of categories showed an increase when compared to the same time last year, including property crime, crimes against the person and drug offences.
Despite the increase, Chief Superintendent Foster says Kerry is a relatively safe county, and the number of offences committed highlights the proactive approach of the local force.
The new head of the garda division met public representatives, Kerry County Council staff and members of the public for the first time at the meeting today.