“We are back to looking under our cars again.”

The Independent on Sunday details some statistics of concern

An Independent on Sunday investigation has identified violent and growing opposition to the peace agreement. Bombing incidents are at their highest level in eight years. There were 100 incidents in 2010/11.

Some 205 new personal protection weapon (PPW) licences – for people whose lives are under threat – were granted by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) last year, a five-fold increase on the 42 issued in 2008. Almost a thousand (948) existing licences were re-approved – up from 375 in 2008.

An estimated 500 “threat notices”, known as PM1 forms, were issued last year by police to individuals under threat from terrorists, according to a police source. And paramilitary attacks are going virtually unsolved – of 272 paramilitary attacks between 2008 and 2010 – just 12 have been solved according to the PSNI.

Perhaps that’s what happens when that feeling goes away…

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