Feeling Safer

An Garda Síochána’s Public Attitudes Survey for Q2 2017 has shown another reduction in the number of people who said they were victims of crime. There was a drop in the victimisation rate from 9% in Q2 2016 to 5.7% in Q2 2017. The victimisation rate also dropped on a quarterly basis from 6.9% in Q1 2017. 

The Q2 2017 Survey also found improved satisfaction among victims who reported their crime to Gardaí, an increase in satisfaction levels with the service provided by An Garda Síochána, and a reduction in the fear of crime when compared to Q2 2016.   

Nearly 90% of respondents (88%) had mid to high trust in An Garda Síochána in the quarter, and perceptions of the effectiveness and capability of the Garda organisation had improved since the same period a year ago. 

The Garda Public Attitudes Survey, which is conducted by Amarach Research on behalf of An Garda Síochána, asks a nationally representative sample of 1,500 people each quarter their views on a range of issues relating to An Garda Síochána. The Q2 2017 survey was conducted between April and June of this year. 

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