Crime hotspot

Louth is one of five counties in Ireland which refer the majority of cases of crimes against tourists to The Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAS).

Louth is one of five counties in Ireland which refer the majority of cases of crimes against tourists to The Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAS).

The majority of cases are referred by gardai in Dublin, followed by those in Wicklow, Louth, Kerry and Galway.

Most victims were targeted between 2pm and 6pm and were women aged between 17 and 25.