The CSO recently released figures of how many burglaries there have been in Ireland since the recession hit in 2007 to the year ending 2015. Although our economy has picked up since the 2007, burglaries continue to rise, with an overall increase of 11% nationwide over the eight year period.
As expected, Dublin had the highest amount of burglaries, with a county total of 11,600 in 2015, up from 8,990 in 2007. Dublin East Garda Division saw the biggest increase in break-ins, almost doubling, rising by 96% to 2,293.
Other areas that have seen mass burglary increases were Cork North (up 61%), Laois / Offaly (up 47%) and Wexford (up 43%).
It’s not all bad news though, Weathmeath saw the biggest decrease in burglaries, almost halving to 340, which is an encouraging decrease of 44%. Cork West was down 37% to just 181 and Mayo was down an impressive 35% to 307 burglaries.
Zoom in on the map below to find the increase/decrease in your home county since 2007.