Officials have put together a community safety plan they hope will cut crime in Dublin’s north inner city.
The issue of personal safety in the area has dominated headlines and news bulletins this summer after a number of high profile violent crimes.
Official statistics confirm that the number of minor assaults, robberies, drug use and people found in possession of a firearm are all substantially higher in the north inner city than the national average.
The new Local Community Safety Plan brings together suggestions from Gardaí, Tusla, the HSE, youth services and business groups.
The plans suggest audits of streets in the capital to improve lighting and cleanliness.
Dublin City Council also intends to review and renew commercial properties on O'Connell Street, Moore Street, Talbot Street and Capel Street.
Gardaí will also be targeted at hot spot areas for anti-social behaviour and drug taking and drug outreach programmes will be extended.
Groups will be set up and tasked with tackling illegal dumping.
In total, the report contains 50 recommendations and local groups hope it will make a difference to crime reduction in the area.
Main image: Gardaí on O'Connell Street.