Over one third of Kildare people live within five kilometres of a 24 hour Garda station

Around 4.4% live more than 20 kilometres from major station

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Over one third of Kildare people live within five kilometres of a 24 hour Garda station

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Almost all of the Kildare population (95.5%) lives within twenty kilometres (km) of a 24 hour garda station, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

And just over a third (35.5%) live within 5km or less. 

That figure rises to 65.3% when the proportion living within 10km are counted.

Just 4.4% of the population live 20km or more from a 24 hour station, compared to 7.3% of the population of the State as a whole.

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The figures show that 17.1% of Kildare people live between two and five kilometres or under from such a manned station and that 18.3% of the county population live two kilometres or less from a 24 hour station.

When one averages out the distance from 24 hour stations across the country for the average resident, Dublin city is best served.

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 Residents are just 1.8km away, while the figures is 4.6% in Fingal.

In  Kildare that figure is 8.5 kilometres and for the State as a whole 7.3%.