Certain crimes on the increase in Donegal

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There was a marked increase in the number of reported Burglaries, thefts and drug possession cases in the Donegal Garda division.
However most other crime offences showed a decrease when compared to 2008.
The figures from the CSO show that last year there was 40% increase in cases of Drugs possession with intent to supply, however that was of a relatively low base figure of 30 in 2008.
There was a 25% increase in burglaries while theft and related offences increased by  9%.
Rape and sexual assault incidents fell by 40% with 45 cases recorded – there was also a drop in the number of attempts or threats to murder – 898 recorded last year a fall of 17%.
There was a marked decrease in Drink Driving with a fall of 22% – in the driving category there were 10 cases of abandoning, neglect and cruelty to a child.

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