Gardaí notice rise in domestic violence since beginning of lockdown 1 month ago

Gardaí notice rise in domestic violence since beginning of lockdown

Domestic abuse incidents have increased by 25% since the beginning of lockdown.

Gardaí have noticed a rise in domestic violence since beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown, as well as a decrease in overall crime.

The reporting of domestic abuse incidents have increased by 25 per cent

Residential burglaries were down by approximately 60 per cent and burglary elsewhere reduced by 49 per cent.

Criminal damage was also down by over 27 per cent.

Gardaí say this was because of decreased public mobility and the closure of pubs and other premises that serve alcohol.

These latest figures published were provided in the Commissioner’s Monthly Report to the Policing Authority May 2020, which you can see in full here.

The report reads: "During this extraordinary challenge for the country, An Garda Síochána will continue to do all it  can to keep people safe."

It also found that over 85 per cent of people are satisfied with the response by An Garda Síochána to the Covid-19 outbreak and the enforcement of lockdown restrictions.

This was according to a survey by AA Ireland of 7,000 of its customers and members.

On Tuesday afternoon, Gardaí shared the news that there has been 88 incidents of spitting and/or coughing confirmed against Gardaí since 8 April.