Drop In Gangland Crime


Drop In Gangland Crime

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There has been a significant drop in gangland crime.

New figures from the Irish Times show a decrease in guns seizures and planned shootings.

Gang crime here rose significantly in the aftermath of the Regency Hotel shooting.

In 2017, for example gardai intervened twenty six times in threat to life cases, meaning they stopped a gangland killing from taking place.

That dropped to thirteen in 2018 in and just three last year according to figures obtained by the Irish Times.

Nine guns were seized last year, compared to twenty two in 2018 and twenty nine in 2017.

It's thought high level organised gang crime is now being replaced by an evolving underworld scene which is operated by smaller and less organised groups.

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