Dundalk as it Happens
Dundalk Garda Station one of the busiest in the country
Dundalk Garda Station is one of the busiest in the country, according to new crime statistics released by the Central Statistics Office yesterday.
The new figures show that there were 2,886 crimes dealt with in the station at The Crescent last year. That makes Dundalk the 13th busiest nationwide and the busiest of any area not in a city.
The figures also revealed that burglaries are a major problem in the area with 383 reported last year – the third highest of any area outside Dublin.
While Waterford was the highest, Drogheda was in second place with 484 burglaries, which shows that break-ins are a major problem throughout the county.