WHILE crime figures in the Donegal division have fallen during the Covid-19 lockdown, Gardaí are urging people to continue to take the necessary precautions.
Offences continue to arise across Donegal and Gardaí remain actively engaged in Covid-19 checkpoints.
Reports of burglaries are down, but in the last week alone there have been arrests made for offences such as drug-driving, drink-driving, the possession of drugs, public order offences, domestic violence-related offences, thefts and assaults.
“Recent figures show that since the lockdown began crime figures are down right across the board,” a Garda spokesperson said. “This is probably due to the fact that there are less people moving about and there are more people keeping an eye on their surroundings.”
The spokesperson said people must not get complacent: “It is as important as ever to be mindful that criminals are still out there and to continue to take all relevant security precautions at their homes and with their property in general.
“We would also ask that any suspicious people/cars etc. are reported to us without delay. Should anyone wish to contact Gardaí, the quickest and easiest way to do so is to call your local Garda District Headquarters. Letterkenny 074-9167100, Milford 074-9153060, Buncrana 074-9320540 or Ballyshannon 071-9858530. The Garda Confidential line is also available on 1800 666 111.Tags: