THE safest place in Cork is Milford, according to analysis of crimes in each garda station area of the city and county.
According to garda statistics, provided to the Central Statistics Office, there were no drugs, public order or burglary offences in the north Cork area last year. There was just one theft.
Kilbrittain also had a low crime rate, with just four public order offences and four thefts, while there were no drug or public order offences.
Drinagh, near Dunmanway, also had a low crime rate, with one drug offence, two public order offences and one theft offence.
However, some rural towns had high figures, including Mallow station which recorded 133 drug offences, 223 public order offences, 22 burglaries and 193 theft offences last year.
Midleton had 82 drug offences, 177 public order offences, 31 burglaries and 205 thefts.
Cobh had 82 drug offences, 100 public order offences, 10 burglaries and 70 thefts.
Independent Cork South West TD Michael Collins said the low crime figures in west Cork is a tribute to the hard work done in the area by gardaí.
And he welcomed the reopening of Ballinspittle garda station earlier this year, adding that he hoped other closed garda stations in Adrigole, Goleen and Ballygurteen would either be reopened as garda stations or used for another purpose.
"The reopening of Ballinspittle garda station was a positive move to curb crime," he said. "It was a great success for us to win that battle."