Three cities outside of the capital have seen the highest spike in crime rates.
An Irish Independent analysis found crime rates in Cork, Limerick and Waterford have risen considerably since before the pandemic.
Crime was up 12.4 per cent at Anglesea Garda Station in Cork, 4.4 per cent at Henry Street in Limerick and 4.3 per cent at Ballybricken in Waterford.
The most dramatic increase nationally was at Moate Garda Station in Westmeath, which saw crime increase by 125 per cent
Crime rates have decreased across 257 stations, including Salthill in Galway, Kinsale in Cork, Finglas in Dublin and Bray in Wicklow.
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