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26/07/2017

Garda Survey Finds Decrease In Fear Of Crime & High Level Of Trust

The number of people who said they were victims of crime has fallen over the last year, according to the latest An Garda Síochána's Public Attitudes Survey, which has been published for the first time.

The survey also found improved satisfaction among victims who reported their crime to Gardaí, and a reduction in the fear of crime.

It also found that 92% of people had mid to high trust in An Garda Síochána in the quarter, and perceptions of the effectiveness and capability of the Garda organisation had improved since the same period a year ago.

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