Headline crime rates fall in Malahide, Swords and Balbriggan

“There has been a reduced rate of residential burglaries in Malahide, Swords and Balbriggan in the first quarter of 2013,” according to Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, commenting on the recent figures released by An Garda Síochána.

“Crime rates in Malahide and Swords are showing a marked improvement almost across the board, according to a report released by An Garda Síochána.  The report shows that reductions in incidents of burglaries, car theft, public disorder, assault, criminal damage and drug possession have all taken place in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2012.

“Strategies involving smart policing, as well as the deployment of the community policing model have been part of An Garda Síochána’s Crime Prevention Measures. Operation ACER, which is designed to target known burglars has evidently had a large impact on residential burglary rates, which are down by 30%.

“I would like to compliment An Garda Síochána’s continued professionalism in protecting our towns, villages and citizens.”