are a great way to deter potential burglaries, but you also want to be sure that you have done everything in your power to prevent the attempt.
One in 12 households in Ireland will be the victim of a crime each year. If you live in an urban area there you are two and half times more likely to be targeted. Burglars target homes that appear vulnerable, make sure yours is not the odd one out by taking simple steps to greatly reduce the risks making you and your home more safe and secure.
By being vigilant to suspicious activities you can not only protect your home but your neighbours as well. Crime prevention is everyoneís responsibility and there plenty of ways you can help keep your community safe.
If you do observe unusual activity in your area, report it to the Gardai Crimestoppers, together with the Gardai and PhoneWatch launched a campaign to combat the problem of burglary. Irish Crimestoppers Trust (www.crimestoppers.ie) is a confidential means for every citizen to report crime, without fear of recrimination, by calling a Freephone confidential number (1800 25 00 25).