CSO & PhoneWatch burglary update
Here at PhoneWatch, we have taken an in-depth look at the latest statistics from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) to give you an overview of burglaries in your area. Our interactive trackers show annual figures for 2017 by region and Garda station, as well as the latest quarterly figures for 2018 by region.
PhoneWatch urge continued vigilance and caution
In total, there were 19,092 burglaries in Ireland last year. The PhoneWatch Burglary Report shows burglaries fell in five counties, however the burglary rate increased by more than the national average in no less than 18 counties, with a worrying 8 counties showing increases in excess of 30%. The commuter belt was particularly badly hit, the highest increase in the country recorded in Westmeath (44%), while there were also significant increases in Kildare, Wicklow and Meath.
Speaking about the figures PhoneWatch Managing Director, Eoin Dunne said “Burglary remains all too common in Ireland, however it is particularly concerning that so many counties have experienced significant increases in the last year.
“After several years of welcome falls any increase in burglary is a concern, but it is vital that efforts are taken to address the blackspots. This responsibility falls on all of us, homeowners must take proactive steps to protect their homes, while as neighbours we should be vigilant for one another.” See PhoneWatch top security tips to protect your home.