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ga - Have assaults become more common lately?

Statistics show a rise in assaults in last number of years in line with the rise in the night-time economy which has recovered since the recession. For example, in the Dublin Metropolitan Region, the number of assaults causing harm rose from 1,396 in 2012 to 1,707 in 2015, while minor assaults increased from 3,100 to 3,337 in the same period. However, assaults nationally have shown a decline with minor assaults down 2% and assaults causing harm down 4%.