Over 400 anti-social incidents and complaints reported to SDCC in 2017

Over 400 anti-social incidents and complaints reported to SDCC in 2017

SOME 208 anti-social incidents and 202 anti-social complaints for the Tallaght area were reported to South Dublin County Council in 2017.

Each quarter the council provides statistical analysis of anti-social activity in estates and developments that it is responsible for.

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At a recent Tallaght Area Committee meeting, the council released its anti-social behaviour stats for the first four months of 2018, alongside its complete figures for 2017.

Some of the anti-social incidents reported to the council last year included drug activity (17), criminal activity (18), joyriding (6) and violence, intimidation and harassment (36).

According to the statistics for the first four months of this year, there has been eight incidents of drug activity, three incidents of criminal activity and 16 incidents of violence, intimidation and harassment reported to date.

Other incidents of anti-social behaviour reported to the council in 2018 included; squatters/illegal occupiers (16), vandalism (12), physical condition of property (17), physical condition of garden (17), vacant house (28), noise disturbance (29), pets/animal nuisance (5) and children nuisance (4).

No instances of racism in the Tallaght area were reported to the council for 2017, with none lodged for the first four months of 2018, according to the stats.

Overall, 208 incidents of anti-social behaviour and 202 anti-social behaviour complaints were made to the council in 2017.

Separately, in relation to housing, the allocations support unit staff made a total of 2,201 actions in 2017 – which included 790 house calls and inspections, 14 abandonment notices served, 11 warnings issued, 497 interviews held and 40 surrenders obtained.