Monday, September 05, 2005

Mean Streets

From the Carlow People:

Figures show one violent death recorded in Carlow

An analysis of annual crime reports in Ireland has placed Carlow in the middle of a violent death league table.

Limerick is top of the table, which shows the rate of death by violence per head of population in the period 2001 to 2005. There has been one such death in Co. Carlow in that period, placing the county at number 21 nationally. Carlow is behind neighbouring County Wicklow which occupies tenth position, with six murders.

Kilkenny was placed in eleventh position with four murders.

'Overall, taking everything into consideration, there has been a reduction in crime in County Carlow,' said Superintendent Thady Muldoon of Carlow Garda Station.

He added that the crime rate for the county is 'down ten per cent.'

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