Tallaght suffers most burglaries in Dublin over the last decade

by Padraig Conlon

Tallaght Garda Station recorded more burglaries than any other station in Dublin over the last 10 years.

This is according to new research carried out by PhoneWatch which revealed 7,791 reported break ins over the last decade were reported to Tallaght Garda Station.

Blanchardstown (6,165) and Dundrum (5,275) were the second and third highest respectively, while with just 186, Garristown received the lowest number of burglary reports for any Dublin Garda station.

Overall 102,555 burglaries have occurred in Dublin over the past decade, equivalent to one in every 5 homes or businesses in the county experiencing a break-in during this time, which PhoneWatch say “demonstrates the importance for all of us to be vigilant in protecting our properties.”

Speaking about the figures, PhoneWatch Managing Director, Eoin Dunne said: While we’re seeing a welcome reduction in burglaries in recent years, the reality is that burglary still remains all too common in Ireland.

“By examining the figures over an extended period we can see the true scale and impact of burglary in Ireland.”

While the darker months have shown higher levels of burglary for many years, this has become a more pronounced trend in recent times.

Over the past decade, the research shows that when the clocks go back, until they go forward again, burglary rates have been 31% higher.

Overall, November is the highest month for burglary for many years, accounting for 11% of break-ins on average.

In most recent years, there has been a rise in burglaries in January and February, with burglaries during these two months almost doubling over the past decade (+92%).

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