LATEST CSO figures show that 15,425 burglaries took place in the Dublin region in the 12 month period between Q2 2014 and Q2 2015.
Nationwide, there were 28,830 recorded burglary and related offences in the 12-month period ending in June 2015, representing an increase of 2,241 (+8.4 per cent) when compared with the corresponding period in 2014.
Comparing the same periods, aggravated burglary offences rose by 1.6 per cent to 324 offences, while recorded burglary (not aggravated) offences increased by 8.9 per cent, from 25,619 to 27,890.
The highest increase across the Dublin region is 34.1 per cent.
Eoin Dunne, CEO of PhoneWatch, said: “These latest statistics offer a worrying snapshot of where Irish society is in terms of burglary and related offences. The increase of 8.4 per cent is a stark reminder that anyone can be the victim in their own home. As homeowners we need to stop making it so easy for intruders to enter our properties.”
PhoneWatch recently commissioned a survey of 1,000 homeowners from across the country. The results show that even though 85 per cent of Irish homeowners are concerned about being burgled, almost half of those surveyed did not have a burglar alarm.