According to the Garda Annual Report, which was published today, over 7,500 charges were submitted in relation to domestic abuse in the year 2020.
Protective service units have now been established in every Garda division as a result.
The report also states that the activities of organised crime groups have remained a priority to ensure that criminals did not take full advantage of the pandemic.
The report added that over €36 million worth of drugs and almost €8 million in cash was seized by the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, with an additional 100 firearms and 2,000 rounds of ammunition being seized across the country.
The report also added that 75 assassinations have been prevented since the year 2016.
It was noted that the policing plan was changed last year as a result of the pandemic, where gardaí were assisting in several operations to support public health.
The report also adds that the number of gardaí in the State last year reached 14,491 which is the highest figure ever recorded in the nation’s history.