Dublin City Councillor Daithí Doolan says that the Government needs to do more to tackle the drug-related incidents in the city.
The Sinn Fein councillor, who is chairperson of Dublin South Central Joint Policing Committee said that while “there was a drop in some serious crimes, drug related crime and weapons incidents increased.
“According to figures released today there were 150 weapon crimes per 100,000 in 2020.
“In comparison Mayo recorded 26 for every 100,000.”
Doolan says that “it appears the Government is losing the battle against the criminal and drug gangs. These figures will only confirm this feeling across the capital.
“”Communities feel abandoned by this Government.
“These crime figures should serve as a serious wake up call for the Minister for Justice.
“Dublin City needs and deserves an adequate policing service.
“Government cuts have taken their toll. We need to reverse the cuts and increase Garda numbers to 2008 levels.
“Gardaí can not fight crime with one hand tied behind their back.”