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Policing Authority Praise Gardai For High Level Of Contact With Survivors Of Domestic Abuse & Those At Risk.

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35,000 contacts have been made between survivors of domestic abuse and Gardai,

The Policing Authority has praised Gardai for a high level of contact with survivors of, and people at risk of domestic abuse during 2021.

It's published a report outlining key achievements and challenges the force has dealt with in the first 6 months of this year.

35,000 contacts have been made between survivors of domestic abuse and Gardai, with 80 percent getting a return call within 7 days of reporting a crime.

However the Authority says 'long standing weaknesses' have been exacerbated, which it says has been seen in the cancelling of 999 calls - a matter that was absent from Garda reporting to the authority.

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