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Poll Should Dublin open a drug injecting centre

first_img Yes (6062) 79 Comments Saturday 21 Jan 2017, 9:48 AM Share Tweet Email A FORMER TOP policeman in Australia has said that concerns that the opening of a Dublin drug injecting centre could lead to an increase in crime and anti-social behaviour may be unfounded.Advocates say that safe injection facilities (SIFs) reduce the harm associated with injecting drug use. They are supervised spaces where people can inject drugs in a clean and hygienic setting off the street.It is understood that plans for a pilot supervised injecting room in the capital are at an advanced stage, and that the issue will be dealt with in this Dáil term.After the introduction of such a centre in Sydney, it made a huge difference to crime rates in the area.Pat Paroz, the former Commander of Drug and Alcohol Coordination for the New South Wales Police, told TheJournal.ie: “Most of the trends in property theft and violent crime went down from when the injecting centre was introduced.”So, what do you think? Should Dublin open a drug injecting centre? Poll: Should Dublin open a drug injecting centre? Advocates say such facilities reduce the harm associated with injecting drug use. Poll Results: No (2332) 16,076 Views http://jrnl.ie/3198165 center_img Image: Shutterstock/Einar Muoni By Sean Murray Jan 21st 2017, 9:48 AM YesNoNo interest/No opinionVote Image: Shutterstock/Einar Muoni Short URL No interest/No opinion (313) Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more