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The pandemic resulted in a drop in recorded crime across many areas of NI (stock pic)

The pandemic resulted in a drop in recorded crime across many areas of NI (stock pic)

The pandemic resulted in a drop in recorded crime across many areas of NI (stock pic)

The Covid crisis impacted on overall crime rates across Northern Ireland, with decreases in recorded crime in eight of the region’s 11 policing districts, according to PSNI data.

In the 12 months to May, recorded crime across Northern Ireland as a whole dropped by 5.1% and, in Belfast, it decreased by 8.1% the second largest drop of the 11 districts. Fermanagh and Omagh saw a significant decrease of 16.4%.


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