Gangland Crime Activities in Ireland.
In January 2020, iReach conducted a survey on adults in Ireland to understand their awareness surrounding recent gangland activity and to recognise the impact these crimes have on the lives of the respondents.
93% of respondents had heard about recent gangland violence in Ireland.
76% agreed that gangland violence has gotten out of control in Ireland. In Ulster (ROI), a greater number (83%) of respondents agreed that gangland violence has gotten out of control in Ireland.
84% agreed that violent crime will spill over into the lives of innocent people, however, 91% of respondents in the rest of Leinster agreed that violent crime will spill over into the lives of innocent people.
3 in 10 adults feared for their safety due to gangland violence, however this figure was significantly higher among those aged between 18-24, with 52% agreeing they feared for their safety due to gangland violence.
44% of respondents agreed that Ireland is no longer a safe place to live.
9 in 10 adults agreed that punishment for gangland crime should be more severe. Furthermore, 85% of those surveyed agreed that laws should be passed to make crime gang membership illegal.
About iReach Insights
iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 17th – 21st January and has a 3% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.
Questions asked of participants:
Have you heard about recent gang violence in Ireland? (Yes/No/Unsure)
To what extent do you agree/ disagree with the following?
• Ireland is no longer a safe place to live
• Violent crime will spill over into the lives of innocent people
• Gangland violence is out of control in Ireland
• I fear for my safety because of gangland violence
• Laws should be passed to make crime gang membership illegal
• Punishment for gangland crime
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