Monday, November 29, 2021

Mayo, Donegal and Leitrim are the most law abiding counties in Ireland.

The three counties had the smallest amounts of people jailed in 2020, based on population size. Donegal had the lowest numbers of people jailed last year, per capita.

In Mayo and Leitrim, 62 people were imprisoned per 100,000 population.

Longford was the most law-breaking county – with an imprisonment rate of 198 people.

The next most law-breaking county is Limerick, with a rate of 187.

Then it’s Dublin at 118, while Wexford, Louth and Carlow also have rates of over 100.

Overall, just under 5,300 people were sent to prisons throughout the country throughout 2020.

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