Violent crime rates across the Shannonside region have increased over the last year according to a new report.
Data released by the Central Statistics Office shows a small rise in violent crime locally in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2020.
According to the CSO, local Gardaí recorded a total of 2,616 crimes between April and June.
Recorded incidents of rape or sexual assault increased by 11 per cent, with 27 cases reported in Q2 2021.
Other incidences of sexual offences increased by 30 per cent, with 39 offences registered in the three month period this year, compared to 27 in the same time in 2020.
196 reports of attempted or threatened murder or assault were recorded by local Gardaí in the time period, a rise of 6 percent.
There were 11 more cases of assault causing harm recorded by Gardaí in the Shannonside region in the last year.
Public order offences in both the Roscommon/Longford and the Sligo Leitrim policing districts fell year on year, with a total of 213 such incidents between April and June.
Finally, recorded incidents of people charged with possession of drugs for sale or supply fell significantly over the course of the year, with 28 recorded in the three month period in 2021 compared to 45 during the same time last year.
Nationally, fraud offences have increased by 40.6% year on year, while burglaries have decreased by 37.2%