Belfast Telegraph

Crime victims less satisfied with Garda response, survey reveals

Victims of crime are becoming less satisfied with the Garda response, a survey showed.

Only half were happy with how their situation was handled when they reported the crime to the force, compared to almost two thirds last year, according to a small sample of 100 victims.

A Public Attitudes Survey said the number becoming victims of criminals had fallen.

Deputy Commissioner for policing and security, John Twomey, said: "After improvements in victim satisfaction in previous quarters, it is a concern to see such a large fall in victim satisfaction.

"This is something that we will be monitoring very closely and working to ensure that victims get the service and supports they need, deserve and are entitled to."

The survey said the number considering crime to be a serious problem locally had fallen.

The report said trust in the force had remained stable and the public perception had improved.

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