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Furey, Maeve and Browne, Colm (2003) Opiate use and related criminal activity in Ireland 2000 & 2001. Templemore: Garda Research Unit.

The purpose of the study was to examine the links between opiate use and acquisitive crime throughout the state. The study was a collaborative exercise involving representatives of An Garda Síochána, the National Advisory Committee on Drugs and the National Crime Council. The study found that:

Opiate users known to the Gardaí were responsible for 28% of detected crimes examined between 1/1/2000 and 31/12/2001 and
Opiate users were responsible for 14% of the cost of crime examined during this period

The authors compare the rsults of this suvey with the results of a previous study by Eamonn Keogh (Garda Research Unit) Illicit
drug use and related criminal activity in the Dublin Metropolitan area.


Date:2003
Call No:MM2.2, BL, VH4.2
Pages:vii, 8
Publisher:Garda Research Unit
Place of Publication:Templemore
Keywords:AODR crime, early school leaving, Ireland, opiates, survey
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Accession Number:HRB 2548 (Available)
Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Law enforcement agency > Police (Garda)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates)
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Drugs and alcohol related crime

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