City policing forum calls for hate crime to be recorded by Gardai

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The city Joint Policing Committee is calling for the recording of hate crime as a specific category in garda statistics.
It comes as minor assaults in the city and Salthill increased by almost a third in the first eight months of the year.
According to the latest garda report, which was presented at a meeting of the city JPC this week, there has been a 31 per cent increase in assaults.
Assaults causing harm have also increased by 13 per cent in the year to the end of August.
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