Minor assaults have risen by ten percent in Laois

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Minor assaults have risen by ten percent in Laois

Minor assaults have risen by ten percent since the second quarter of 2015 to the same period this year.

In figures given by Superintendent Joe Prendergast at County Hall to the Laois Joint Policing Committee, it was revealed that crimes against the person are down an overall eight percent, from 92 incidents in the second quarter of 2015 to 85 this year.

Assaults causing harm are down 27 percent, from 15 to 11, and harassment has been halved, from four incidents to two.

There were no threats to kill reported in the second quarter of 2016, compared to two incidents during the same period last year, and menacing phone calls are down 40 percent, from five to three.

However, minor assaults are up ten percent, from 62 to 68.