Garda allocations cannot be based solely on burglary figures – Mac Lochlainn

Padraig MacLochlainn

A Donegal Deputy says the campaign to have more gardai allocated to the county will be stepped up, despite weekend figures showing that Donegal has third lowest burglary rate in the country.

Wexford was the county with the most burglaries, 256 per 100,000 people.

By contrast, the three lowest counties are Monaghan with 31 burglaries per 100,000, Leitrim with 43 and Donegal with 49.

However, Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperon Padraig Mac Lochlainn says the need for more gardai in Donegal cannot be assessed on burglary figures alone.

He says a review is needed of all recent allocations and cuts............