Two weeks ago the CSO announced that burglaries and related offences were down throughout Ireland by 29.8% from 2015 to 2016. Dublin always sees the highest number of burglaries in the country, but the CSO revealed that numbers were down in every Dublin town bar one.
Dun Laoghaire was the only town in Dublin to see an increase in home burglaries in that period. The seaside town saw the number of break-ins increase 1% year-on-year, with an increase of five from 419 in 2015 to 424 last year.
A large number of these burglaries are believed to be related to a gang that’s been operation in the South Dublin region.
Although it did increase in 2016, residents can take some solace in the fact that the increase was so slight. In 2015, Dun Laoghaire saw a spike of 42% from 2014.
To help decrease these numbers, we encourage Dun Laoghaire residents to take the following steps:
1) Make sure all doors and windows are locked at all times. Please be aware that 80% of all burglaries occur downstairs.
2) Don’t leave keys under plant pots and mats. Intruders will search for these, to help give themselves easy access.
3) Secure your home with a monitored alarm. A monitored home is three times safer than a non-monitored home, give yourself the ultimate protection. All of our customers receive 24/7 protection from our monitoring station.
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We want to beat the burglars and continue to see home thefts decrease throughout Ireland in 2017. For other Dublin residents and people throughout the country, it’s important that we don’t stay complacent and you keep up the good work that we’ve done so far to help decrease the numbers to date.
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