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Use Your Brain Not Your Fist Campaign

"One punch assaults can have devastating and life altering consequences." That is the message Gardaí in Cahir District want to convey to all members of the public as part of the South Eastern Region - Use Your Brain Not Your Fist Campaign. Gardaí are asking people to become increasingly aware of these type of assaults. This type of crime has seen an increase in the last number of years and 2018 is set to surpass the figures of previous years. While this campaign focuses on non-residential assaults, it should be noted that residential assault has increased every year since 2013. Within residential assault the contribution made by incidents with a 'Motive' of 'Domestic Violence' during 2017 was at 55%. This figure had seen increases since 2013, when the figure stood at 35%.