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Crime Prevention

Distraction Burglary, Raheen, Limerick

On this month’s Crime Prevention segment Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to advise the public in relation to An Garda Síochána’s Anti Assault Campaign which seeks to reduce assaults through targeted action. The campaign is aimed towards young males between the ages of 18 to 39 years old.

According to the Garda Analysis Service, the vast majority of assaults are carried out by males aged between 18 and 39 against males of a similar age. These assaults typically take place in and around public places (street, roads, pubs and hotels) between 8pm and 5am at the weekend. Perpetrators of assaults tend not to repeat the crime and there is a very low level of repeat victimisation.

Mrs Rosie Dolan joined Keelin Shanley in studio to talk about the death of her twenty year old son Andrew, who tragically died after an unprovoked assault in 2011.