Burglary rates across the State remained close to record lows in 2017 despite concerns generated over recent high-profile cases. However, figures obtained by The Irish Times show the burglary rates last year remained close to the record lows they had reached in 2016. It shows the number of burglaries recorded in 2016 was significantly lower than at any time during the 15-year period. And the provisional burglary figures obtained by The Irish Times from Garda sources reveals the 2017 burglary rate was the second lowest annual figure since 2003. However, the same Garda sources said October had proven an anomaly when judged in the context of the full year.
Source: The Irish Times January 13, 2018 00:56 UTC