New figures show the number of homicides, robberies and thefts increased significantly.
The Aontú leader believes more Gardaí on the streets will help to reverse worrying trends in Ireland's crime stats.
CSO figures released yesterday found the number of homicides, robberies and thefts increased significantly in the year to the second quarter of 2023.
Fraud crime was down 37%, to 10,300 incidents.
That reduction was mostly due to a fall in incidents of unauthorised transactions and attempts to get personal or banking information online or by phone.
The latest figures show there are 13,892 Gardaí employed across the State, down almost 500 since 2021.
Meath West TD Peadar Toibín says getting more officers on the beat will help tackle anti-social behaviour: