Violent Crime

Violent crimes dominate the front pages of our newspapers with depressing regularity. Crime statistics released by the Central Statistics indicate a worrying trend emerging whereby violent crime is becoming the norm.

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Violent crimes dominate the front pages of our newspapers with depressing regularity. Crime statistics released by the Central Statistics evidence a worrying trend emerging whereby violent crime is becoming the norm. In particular, we have seen increases in murder, threat to murder and aggravated burglary.

These statistics underscore the need for a strategy to combat this. This must be a strategy that strikes a balance between prevention through early intervention and robust law enforcement.

Fianna Fáil’s plan to tackle violent crime

  1. New tactics

    Ensure that the Gardaí use evidence-based tactics by targeting hotspot areas and focus on population groups most likely to commit violent crime (young males between 18 – 39 years old).

  2. A dedicate taskforce

    Establish a Serious Violence Taskforce that will bring together the voluntary sector, local government, the Gardaí and other key sectors

  3. Focused policing

    Introduce focused deterrence policing which hones in on specific problems in a community, such as drug dealing, generally violent behaviour, gangs, or gun violence.

  4. Deal with offensive weapons

    Review the legislation dealing with offensive weapons with a view to strengthening it.

Domestic violence and Sexual Offences

Significant work needs to continue to ensure that the victim blaming culture that is often prevalent in this country is reversed.

Placing Victims at the Centre of the Criminal Justice System

For too long, the criminal justice system has been focused on the perpetrators of crime and not the victim.

Sexual Offences Against Children

Only 4% of reported sexual crimes against children result in a court conviction.

Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

For too long, anti-social behaviour has been allowed to fester.

Tackling Rural Crime

The government has failed to protect rural communities against crime.

Violent Crime

We need a strategy that strikes a balance between prevention through early intervention and robust law enforcement.

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