JPC told Letterkenny crime is down over 40% this year

Crime levels have fallen substantially in the Letterkenny Garda District this year, with crime down between 40 and 45% across the board.

Superintendent Vincent O'Brien told a public meeting of the local Joint Policing Committee this is partly due to the success of the CCTV system in the town.

He said he would like to see 10 more cameras, spread out across a wider area.

Superintendent O'Brien says the fall in crime is particularly evident in areas such as burglary and theft.

Members of the committee expressed disappointment after less than ten members of the public attended. It was the first public consultation to be called since November 2007.

Members agreed that the next meeting of the JPC should be held in public.