Thursday, October 29, 2015

Burglaries stay the same, most crime down

There were 471 burglaries in the Naas Garda District in the year to date, a similar number to the same period last yearwrites Brian Byrne. Instances of drug seizures, public order and criminal damages offences recorded are down.

The District includes Kilcullen, Clane, Robertstown, Johnstown and Kill as well as Naas itself.

The figures come from the Naas District Text Alert Newsletter, which also notes that 27 of these took place in September, down from 37 in September of last year.

The Newsletter says improved awareness of home security is a vital tool in combating this sort of crime, and provides a number of advice points, including participation in Text Alert which plays a 'major part' in the fight.

The Newsletter also provides advice on safety at Halloween, and to farmers about the best ways to stop theft from farm property.

The Crime Prevention Officer for the District is Sgt George Doherty, who is available for advice on 045 884300.

The Newsletter can be downloaded from here.