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Troubles may be over but killings still cast a dark shadow over us all

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Ali Jayden Doyle. Credit: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Ali Jayden Doyle. Credit: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Denis Shearer

Denis Shearer

Stacey Knell

Stacey Knell

Karen McClean

Karen McClean

Brian Coulter

Brian Coulter

Daniel McClean. Credit: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Daniel McClean. Credit: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Stephen Barriskill

Stephen Barriskill

Katie Brankin

Katie Brankin

Liam O'Keefe

Liam O'Keefe

Ludmila Poletelova. Credit: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Ludmila Poletelova. Credit: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Jake Bailey-Sloan

Jake Bailey-Sloan

Katrina Rainey

Katrina Rainey

Mark Hall

Mark Hall

Caoimhe Morgan. Credit:Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Caoimhe Morgan. Credit:Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

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Ali Jayden Doyle. Credit: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

While the number of murders in 2021 was the lowest for five years, there are some concerning statistics that require much deeper scrutiny if we are to build a safer and more peaceful society.

The closure of nightclubs and a reduction in socialising for a large part of the year reduced the number of violent assaults and therefore also murders carried out in the heat of the moment as a result of an altercation.


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