Rising burglary rates - half of Irish homeowners don't have burglar alarm - A-Spec Security

October 17th, 2014

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HALF of Irish homeowners do not have a burglar alarm installed in their home, despite rising burglary rates, a new study shows.

The survey found that 47pc do not have an alarm, even though early data suggests the number of burglaries in 2013 will significantly exceed 2012.

The findings, which were collected by the insurer 123.ie, also found that homeowners were making life easy for burglars by leaving spare keys in obvious places outside the home. One in four of us do this.

Figures from the Central Statistics Office for the period from January to September of 2013 show almost 26,000 burglaries during that period.

While figures for the final months of last year have yet to be released, it looks very likely that the total for 2013 will surpass 2012.

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