It probably won’t come as a surprise to you that burglaries increase by 25% in winter, long nights and dull days make it prime time for scoping out and breaking into houses. With the lights of Christmas gone and our homes filled with new jewellery and gadgets the month of January is a common time for break-ins.
We asked Irish people about their experience of burglary and attempted burglary of their homes. Did you know 50% of burglars enter property through a downstairs window? Often this is because the majority of Irish windows are exterior beaded, they can be easily removed from the outside.
One of the scariest statistics is 32% of people were at home while their houses were broken into, take a look at our infographic to find out more including some easy tips on how to protect your home:
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