June 18, 2021
Crime News

Wicklow has worst detection rate for burglaries in country

Burglaries in Wicklow are more likely to go unsolved than anywhere else in the country, according to figures from the CSO.

Similar crimes like robberies and thefts in the county, and in the greater Dublin, also have the worst detection rates in the country for those offences.

One of the six Garda divisions in Dublin had the lowest detection rates for the majority of crime categories, while Gardaí in the capital’s commuter belt of Kildare, Meath and Wicklow also tended to have below-average detection rates for a range of offences.

The CSO figures show that nationally that just 33% of thefts, on average, were solved – however in Wicklow and five of the Dublin divisions the detection rate was below this figure.

 

 

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