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New CSO Figures Show Crime Rates In Wicklow Among The Lowest Nationwide In 2019

According to the Examiner newspaper, almost 225,000 offences reported nationwide in 2019 were marked as solved. It represents a 46% success rate.

Kerry had the highest success rate in solving crime at 66 %,while their colleagues in Dublin East had the lowest detection rate at 32%. Wicklow and Meath were also below 30%.

Less that 10% of Burglaries reported in Wicklow, Kildare and parts of Dublin were solved.

The report says drug and public order offences have average detection rate in excess of 80%, but others such as sexual offences and burglaries average detection rates below 15%.

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