Is there a lot of crime in Ireland?
We asked people if there is a lot of crime. They answered...
"Crime rates in Ireland are lower than in many other European countries. The types of crimes reported in Ireland are generally nonviolent and include public order offences, burglaries, drug offences and fraud. While armed robberies and homicides occur, they are relatively rare compared to other European countries," said another expat in Ireland.
"We asked, prior to moving, about overall crime and specifically the area we were choosing for our move. Petty crimes like purse snatching are rare. Of course larger cities have higher incidents but much lower gun problems since here they are illegal," wrote a member who made the move to Tobercurry, Ireland.
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- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Ireland?
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Is there a lot of crime in Ireland?If you live in Ireland, newcomers to Ireland would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.
Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.