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# Violent Crime

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Larry Donnelly: The gun culture in the land of my birth is truly abhorrent
As the US deals with the aftermath of yet another school shooting, our columnist is filled with deep shame about the pervasive gun culture in his country.
Children suspected in 1 out of every 5 cases of criminal sexual violence
New figures on serious crime published today by the Central Statistics Office.
'This was quite a brutal act': Sheep ears cut off in violent Co Down attack
The PSNI are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
'It was a gruesome scene': Teenager arrested for allegedly decapitating mother in US
Authorities found the 18-year-old with his mother’s severed head in one hand and a knife in the other.
Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"
Two priests have been killed in recent months in the eastern state of Veracruz.
Violent criminals can judge potential victims based on their walk
The worrying study found that the criminals can rate an individual’s vulnerability based on their gait. .
Why are men more likely to be violent than women?
Worldwide, women aged 15 to 44 are more likely to be killed or maimed because of male violence than because of war, cancer, malaria and traffic accidents combined. Why is this?
It's fifteen years since Raonaid Murray was murdered, gardaí issue fresh appeal
The 17-year-old was found dead less than 500m from her home.
Appeal over serious sexual assault on teenage girl
A 19-year-old woman suffered a serious sexual assault in the early hours of Saturday 20 July in Newcastle, Co Down.
RCNI calls for an end to granting bail after conviction for rape
The Rape Crisis Network Ireland has called for renewed urgency in reforming sentencing and bail practices following this week’s controversial sentencing at a Dublin court.
Elderly man tied up in violent burglary
The incident occurred in Banbridge, county Down last night.
Poll: Have you ever witnessed a violent crime?
Gardaí regularly appeal for witnesses to particular crimes. Today we ask if you’ve ever seen anything violent.
Violence in adults could be determined in first three years of life - or even in the womb
Early intervention is vital to save children from future aggressive behavioural trends according to yesterday’s infant mental health conference in Dublin.
Column: The gardaí need firearms for our safety – and theirs
Sending unarmed gardaí out to deal with violent crime is simply reckless, argues veteran US detective Edward Foy.
More than 7,000 Facebook-associated crimes since January - UK investigation
Crimes associated with Facebook are rapidly increasing as more people sign up – with offences ranging from theft to violent assault.