Four cases of child neglect and cruelty in Ballyfermot over the past 12 months
By Maurice Garvey
THERE were four cases of child neglect and cruelty in Ballyfermot over the last 12 months, according to the DMR West Division report for Ballyfermot Garda Station.
This was a significant increase on the previous year, which had just one reported case of child neglect and cruelty.
The statistics were included in the policing report for the Ballyfermot area, year ending the first week of July 2016.
Better news was reported with burglaries down 50 per cent (51 burglaries in 2016 – 103 burglaries in 2015), robbery from establishment down 63 per cent (10 incidents in 2016) and thefts down 29 per cent.
There were 21 detections for the sale/supply of drugs in 2016, as opposed to 30 for the same period last year – representing a decrease of 30 per cent.
There have been 1,731 searches carried out to date in 2016.
No fatal road traffic accidents were recorded in 201,6 but there has been 31 incidents of people driving under the influence of alcohol – slightly less than the 33 incidents last year.
Public order offences are up 24 per cent, with 61 recorded for 2016, compared to 49 in the same period last year.
Incidents of assault causing harm increased by 86 per cent, with 13 recorded to date, and seven recorded for the same period in 2015.
There were 25 incidents of minor assault recorded to date as opposed to 23 in the same period last year.