Laois Sees Massive Increase In Drug Related Crimes

Possession of drugs for sale and supply cases have also jumped.

Drug related crimes in Laois have seen a massive increase.

Figures from the latest Joint Policing Committee has revealed possession of drugs for sale and supply cases have jumped by 120%.

Simple possession is also up by 36% in the second quarter of this year, when compared to the same period last year.

There's also been a rise in the number of domestic disputes, with Gardaí responding to 18% more calls of that variety.

Minor assaults are up 15%, however assaults causing harm are down by over a fifth.

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