Murder rate down in 2002

Although Loyalist paramilitaries were responsible for the vast majority of the 22 murders in NI in the last 12 months, there is an overall decline in the trend. Meanwhile in 2002 the Republic saw a record 62 murders.

A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.