Nearly 18,500 Irish Homes Burgled in 2016
14th June 2017

With Autumn just around the corner and the days getting shorter many of us will be making the most of the last days of summer. Whilst this is a lovely time of year to be out and about it can leave us vulnerable to unwanted visitors. Although burglaries are typically more frequent during Winter the threat remains throughout the year.

According to CSO crime statistics there were around 18,500 burglaries and related incidents across the 28 Garda Divisions in 2016. Almost half of these incidents occurred in the 6 divisions which make up the Dublin region. Dublin East suffered the highest number of incidents in the country with 1,842 incidents. Other large urban areas such as Cork and Waterford also recorded high numbers. Rural areas such as West Cork, Kerry and Leitrim/Sligo had the lowest numbers of incidents.

Many of us might expect burglars to come through side or rear windows. However the statistics from An Garda Síochána show that this not the case. For 29% of burglaries and related incidents the front door was the entry point. Close behind are rear doors and windows at 26% and 24% respectively.

Reported Burglaries & Related Burglary Incidents Ireland 2016

See our table below which details the number of burglary incidents reported to the various Garda Stations throughout Ireland in 2016 (type in the name of your local Garda Station in the search option).

Garda StationDivisionsIncidents
Arva Cavan/Monaghan12
Bailieboro Cavan/Monaghan22
Ballinagh Cavan/Monaghan11
Ballybay Cavan/Monaghan6
Ballyconnell Cavan/Monaghan4
Ballyjamesduff Cavan/Monaghan5
Belturbet Cavan/Monaghan18
Blacklion Cavan/Monaghan1
Carrickmacross Cavan/Monaghan21
Castleblayney Cavan/Monaghan25
Cavan Cavan/Monaghan85
Clones Cavan/Monaghan7
Cootehill Cavan/Monaghan10
Dowra Cavan/Monaghan2
Emyvale Cavan/Monaghan12
Killeshandra Cavan/Monaghan5
Kilnaleck Cavan/Monaghan27
Kingscourt Cavan/Monaghan14
Monaghan Cavan/Monaghan38
Mullagh Cavan/Monaghan4
Rockcorry Cavan/Monaghan3
Scotstown Cavan/Monaghan1
Shercock Cavan/Monaghan3
Swanlinbar Cavan/Monaghan2
Virginia Cavan/Monaghan16
Ballyvaughan Clare1
Corofin Co. Clare Clare10
Crusheen Clare2
Ennis Clare132
Ennistymon Clare9
Kildysart Clare3
Kilkee Clare26
Killaloe Clare28
Kilrush Clare13
Lisdoonvarna Clare3
Lissycasey Clare2
Miltown Malbay Clare8
Newmarket on Fergus Clare6
Scariff Clare9
Shannon Clare16
Sixmilebridge Clare14
Tulla Clare5
Anglesea Street Cork City52
Ballincollig Cork City22
Bishopstown Cork CIty27
Blackrock Co Cork Cork CIty34
Blarney Cork City17
Bridewell Cork Cork CIty60
Carrigaline Cork CIty13
Douglas Cork City37
Glanmire Cork City19
Gurranabraher Cork City35
Mayfield Cork City31
Passage West Cork City10
Togher Cork City26
Watercourse Road Cork City79
Ballycotton Cork North1
Ballynoe Cork North10
Buttevant Cork North8
Carrigtwohill Cork North9
Castletownroche Cork North1
Charleville Cork North24
Cloyne Cork North1
Cobh Cork North8
Doneraile Cork North9
Fermoy Cork North29
Glantaine Cork North8
Kanturk Cork North7
Kildorrery Cork North14
Killeagh Cork North11
Kilworth Cork North8
Liscarroll Cork North3
Mallow Cork North12
Midleton Cork North23
Milford Co Cork Cork North2
Mitchelstown Cork North26
Newmarket Cork North4
Rathcormac Co Cork Cork North2
Watergrasshill Cork North8
Whitegate Cork North1
Youghal Cork North21
Baile Bhuirne Cork West3
Ballineen Cork West2
Ballinhassig Cork West2
Ballydehob Cork West1
Ballydesmond Cork West5
Baltimore Cork West1
Bandon Cork West19
Bantry Cork West5
Béal atha an Ghaorthaidh Cork West3
Castletownbere Cork West3
Clonakilty Cork West7
Coachford Cork West8
Crookstown Cork West11
Drimoleague Cork West6
Drinagh Cork West0
Dunmanway Cork West7
Durrus Cork West0
Innishannon Cork West1
Kealkil Cork West1
Kilbrittain Cork West0
Kinsale Cork West13
Macroom Cork West4
Millstreet Co. Cork Cork West1
Rathmore Co Kerry Cork West7
Rosscarbery Cork West3
Schull Cork West4
Skibbereen Cork West15
Stuake Cork West5
Tarelton Cork West0
Timoleague Cork West0
Boherbue Cork West 1
Glengarriff Cork West 2
Crosshaven Limerick5
Ailt an Chorraiin Donegal4
An Bun Beag Donegal5
An Charraig Donegal2
An Clochain Liath Donegal2
An Craoslach Donegal0
An Fail Carrach Donegal3
Ard an Raitha Donegal1
Ballintra Donegal4
Ballybofey Donegal15
Ballyshannon Donegal11
Buncrana Donegal4
Bundoran Donegal8
Burnfoot Donegal3
Carndonagh Donegal8
Carraig Airt Donegal6
Carrigans Donegal2
Castlefin Donegal1
Clogher Donegal0
Clonmany Donegal1
Convoy Donegal3
Donegal Town Donegal4
Dun Fionnachaid Donegal2
Kerrykeel Donegal10
Kilmacrennan Donegal3
Letterkenny Donegal87
Lifford Donegal3
Milford Co Donegal Donegal4
Mountcharles Donegal0
Moville Donegal8
Muff Donegal1
Na Cealla Beaga Donegal4
Na Gleannta Donegal2
Newtowncunningham Donegal1
Pettigo Donegal0
Ramelton Donegal0
Raphoe Donegal2
Rathmullen Donegal1
Blackrock Co Dublin Dublin East298
Cabinteely Dublin East356
Dun Laoghaire Dublin East424
Dundrum Dublin East573
Shankill Dublin East191
Balbriggan Dublin North139
Ballymun Dublin North98
Clontarf Dublin North238
Coolock Dublin North270
Dublin Airport Dublin North4
Garristown Dublin North17
Howth Dublin North117
Lusk Dublin North53
Malahide Dublin North149
Raheny Dublin North82
Santry Dublin North248
Skerries Dublin North44
Swords Dublin North239
Bridewell Dublin Dublin North Central154
Fitzgibbon Street Dublin North Central168
Mountjoy Dublin North Central285
Store Street Dublin North Central241
Crumlin Dublin South201
Rathfarnham Dublin South337
Rathmines Dublin South185
Sundrive Road Dublin South198
Tallaght Dublin South483
Terenure Dublin South196
Donnybrook Dublin South Central213
Irishtown Dublin South Central155
Kevin Street Dublin South Central237
Kilmainham Dublin South Central188
Pearse Street Dublin South Central399
Ballyfermot Dublin West126
Blanchardstown Dublin West523
Cabra Dublin West77
Clondalkin Dublin West244
Finglas Dublin West246
Lucan Dublin West172
Rathcoole Dublin West96
Ronanstown Dublin West155
Ahascragh Galway5
An Cheathru Rua Galway0
An Maim Galway6
An Spideal Galway3
Aran More Galway27
Ardrahan Galway4
Athenry Galway9
Ballinasloe Galway31
Ballygar Galway0
Barnaderg Galway3
Bothar Na Tra Galway67
Carna Galway1
Cill Ronain Galway3
Clifden Galway6
Cloch na Ron Galway2
Corofin Co. Galway Galway2
Craughwell Galway5
Creggs Galway0
Dunmore Galway5
Eyrecourt Galway10
Gaillimh Galway176
Glenamaddy Galway5
Gort Galway14
Headford Galway8
Indreabhain Galway2
Kilconnell Galway3
Killimor Galway3
Kilrickle Galway1
Kiltormer Galway5
Kinvara Galway4
Leach Seoirse Galway10
Leitir Mor Galway1
Letterfrack Galway2
Loughrea Galway20
Maigh Cuilinn Galway7
Milltown Galway1
Monivea Galway0
Mountbellew Galway10
Moylough Galway2
Oughterard Galway7
Portumna Galway14
Ros Muc Galway1
Sraith Salach Galway3
Tuam Galway17
Williamstown Galway3
Woodford Galway8
An Coirean Kerry5
Annascaul Kerry2
Ardfert Kerry9
Baile an Fheirtéaraigh Kerry0
Ballybunion Kerry8
Ballyduff Co. Kerry Kerry4
Ballyheigue Kerry2
Barraduff Kerry2
Caherciveen Kerry4
Castlegregory Kerry2
Castleisland Kerry5
Castlemaine Kerry1
Dingle Kerry1
Farranfore Kerry6
Glenbeigh Kerry3
Kenmare Kerry3
Killarney Kerry36
Killorglin Kerry9
Knocknagoshel Kerry3
Listowel Kerry15
Lixnaw Kerry1
Portmagee Kerry2
Sneem Kerry1
Tarbert Kerry0
Tralee Kerry54
Athy Kildare123
Carbury Kildare26
Castledermot Kildare27
Celbridge Kildare112
Clane Kildare67
Kilcock Kildare28
Kilcullen Kildare36
Kildare Kildare51
Leixlip Kildare62
Maynooth Kildare83
Monasterevin Kildare13
Naas Kildare160
Newbridge Kildare138
Rathangan Kildare15
Robertstown Kildare31
Ballon Kilkenny/Carlow5
Ballyhale Kilkenny/Carlow3
Bennettsbridge Kilkenny/Carlow10
Borris Kilkenny/Carlow3
Callan Kilkenny/Carlow26
Carlow Kilkenny/Carlow130
Castlecomer Kilkenny/Carlow10
Freshford Kilkenny/Carlow5
Glenmore Kilkenny/Carlow6
Goresbridge Kilkenny/Carlow11
Graiguenamanagh Kilkenny/Carlow5
Hacketstown Kilkenny/Carlow4
Kilkenny Kilkenny/Carlow104
Kilmacow Kilkenny/Carlow8
Kilmoganny Kilkenny/Carlow2
Mooncoin Kilkenny/Carlow7
Muine Bheag Kilkenny/Carlow14
Mullinavat Kilkenny/Carlow8
Myshall Kilkenny/Carlow0
Piltown Kilkenny/Carlow7
Rathvilly Kilkenny/Carlow4
Stoneyford Kilkenny/Carlow10
Thomastown Kilkenny/Carlow6
Tullow Kilkenny/Carlow28
Urlingford Kilkenny/Carlow14
Abbeyleix Laois/Offaly29
Arles Laois/Offaly20
Ballylinan Laois/Offaly13
Banagher Laois/Offaly6
Birr Laois/Offaly32
Borris-In-Ossory Laois/Offaly13
Clara Laois/Offaly21
Cloghan Co. Offaly Laois/Offaly7
Clonaslee Laois/Offaly11
Clonbologue Laois/Offaly6
Daingean Laois/Offaly6
Durrow Laois/Offaly3
Edenderry Laois/Offaly31
Ferbane Laois/Offaly7
Kilcormac Laois/Offaly4
Kinnitty Laois/Offaly15
Mountmellick Laois/Offaly27
Mountrath Laois/Offaly34
Portarlington Laois/Offaly28
Portlaoise Laois/Offaly145
Rathdowney Laois/Offaly9
Rhode Laois/Offaly6
Shinrone Laois/Offaly8
Stradbally Co Laois Laois/Offaly29
Tullamore Laois/Offaly103
Abbeyfeale Limerick15
Adare Limerick10
Ardnacrusha Limerick26
Askeaton Limerick5
Athea Limerick3
Ballingarry Limerick9
Ballylanders Limerick15
Ballyneety Limerick18
Bruff Limerick4
Bruree Limerick4
Caherconlish Limerick5
Cappamore Limerick17
Castleconnell Limerick32
Croom Limerick15
Drumcollogher Limerick6
Foynes Limerick5
Glin Limerick6
Henry Street Limerick193
Hospital Co Limerick Limerick5
Kilmallock Limerick28
Mayorstone Park Limerick97
Murroe Limerick5
Newcastle West Limerick29
Oola Limerick0
Pallasgreen Limerick11
Pallaskenry Limerick5
Patrickswell Limerick20
Rathkeale Limerick13
Roxboro Road Limerick157
Ardee Louth37
Blackrock Co Louth Louth20
Carlingford Louth18
Castlebellingham Louth25
Clogherhead Louth12
Collon Louth5
Drogheda Louth330
Drumad Louth17
Dundalk Louth231
Dunleer Louth15
Hackballscross Louth5
Louth Louth9
Omeath Louth6
Balla Mayo2
Ballina Mayo24
Ballindine Mayo1
Ballinrobe Mayo5
Ballycroy Mayo1
Ballyhaunis Mayo15
Bangor Erris Mayo0
Béal an Mhuirthead Mayo4
Bonniconlon Mayo2
Castlebar Mayo41
Charlestown Mayo15
Claremorris Mayo9
Cong Mayo1
Crossmolina Mayo8
Foxford Mayo10
Gleann na Muaidhe Mayo0
Gob an Choire Mayo2
Keel Mayo0
Kilkelly Mayo4
Killala Mayo0
Kilmaine Mayo3
Kiltimagh Mayo1
Knock Mayo2
Louisburgh Mayo11
Newport Co Mayo Mayo15
Partry Mayo5
Shrule Mayo2
Swinford Mayo9
Westport Mayo49
Ashbourne Meath96
Baile Atha Bui Meath18
Ballivor Meath2
Duleek Meath48
Dunboyne Meath46
Dunshaughlin Meath58
Enfield Meath9
Kells Ceanannus Mor Meath27
Laytown Meath73
Longwood Meath8
Navan Meath114
Nobber Meath12
Oldcastle Meath13
Slane Meath15
Summerhill Meath19
Trim Meath36
Athleague Roscommon/Longford6
Ballaghderreen Roscommon/Longford18
Ballinlough Roscommon/Longford7
Ballymahon Roscommon/Longford8
Boyle Roscommon/Longford14
Castlerea Roscommon/Longford25
Clonark Roscommon/Longford16
Drumlish Roscommon/Longford4
Edgeworthstown Roscommon/Longford22
Elphin Roscommon/Longford1
Frenchpark Roscommon/Longford0
Granard Roscommon/Longford20
Keadue Roscommon/Longford3
Kenagh Roscommon/Longford2
Lanesboro Roscommon/Longford6
Longford Roscommon/Longford63
Roosky Roscommon/Longford9
Roscommon Roscommon/Longford23
Smear Roscommon/Longford7
Strokestown Roscommon/Longford1
Taughmaconnell Roscommon/Longford0
Tulsk Roscommon/Longford3
Ballinamore Sligo/Leitrim6
Ballymote Sligo/Leitrim8
Carrick-On-Shannon Sligo/Leitrim21
Carrigallen Sligo/Leitrim3
Collooney Sligo/Leitrim12
Coolaney Sligo/Leitrim2
Drumshambo Sligo/Leitrim8
Enniscrone Sligo/Leitrim6
Grange Sligo/Leitrim14
Gurteen Sligo/Leitrim4
Kinlough Sligo/Leitrim4
Manorhamilton Sligo/Leitrim19
Mohill Sligo/Leitrim14
Riverstown Sligo/Leitrim6
Rosses Point Sligo/Leitrim6
Skreen Sligo/Leitrim6
Sligo Sligo/Leitrim69
Tubbercurry Sligo/Leitrim10
Ardfinnan Tipperary8
Ballingarry North Tipperary5
Ballingarry South Tipperary0
Ballyporeen Tipperary7
Bansha Tipperary5
Borrisokane Tipperary10
Borrisoleigh Tipperary7
Cahir Tipperary24
Cappawhite Tipperary12
Carrick-On-Suir Tipperary15
Cashel Tipperary43
Clogheen Co. Tipperary Tipperary7
Clonmel Tipperary77
Cloughjordan Tipperary7
Dolla Tipperary1
Emly Tipperary3
Fethard Tipperary23
Golden Tipperary5
Holycross Tipperary2
Killenaule Tipperary6
Kilsheelan Tipperary3
Littleton Tipperary3
Lorrha Tipperary1
Moneygall Tipperary4
Moyne Tipperary0
Mullinahone Tipperary9
Nenagh Tipperary27
Newport Co Tipperary Tipperary3
Portroe Tipperary0
Roscrea Tipperary34
Shevry Tipperary0
Templederry Tipperary0
Templemore Tipperary6
Templetuohy Tipperary4
Thurles Tipperary22
Tipperary Tipperary48
Toomevara Tipperary4
Aglish Waterford2
An Rinn Waterford3
Ardmore Waterford3
Ballymacarberry Waterford7
Cappoquin Waterford15
Dungarvan Waterford40
Dunmore East Waterford15
Ferrybank Waterford30
Kill Co Waterford Waterford0
Kilmacthomas Waterford14
Kilmeaden Waterford5
Leamybrien Waterford6
Lismore Waterford10
Passage East Waterford2
Portlaw Waterford10
Rathgormack Co Waterford Waterford6
Tallow Waterford3
Tramore Waterford30
Waterford Waterford344
Athlone West Westmeath105
Ballymore West Westmeath3
Ballynacargy West Westmeath5
Castlepollard West Westmeath11
Delvin West Westmeath10
Glasson West Westmeath3
Kilbeggan West Westmeath8
Killucan West Westmeath2
Kinnegad West Westmeath6
Moate West Westmeath13
Mullingar West Westmeath66
Multyfarnham West Westmeath3
Rochfortbridge West Westmeath6
Ballycullane Wexford9
Blackwater Wexford17
Bunclody Wexford17
Campile Wexford4
Carrickbyrne Wexford1
Carrick-on-Bannow Wexford3
Castlebridge Wexford11
Clonroche Wexford7
Courtown Harbour Wexford51
Duncannon Wexford5
Enniscorthy Wexford74
Ferns Wexford15
Glynn Wexford8
Gorey Wexford90
Kilmore Quay Wexford8
New Ross Wexford42
Oulart Wexford3
Oylegate Wexford6
Rosslare Harbour Wexford13
Rosslare Strand Wexford16
Taghmon Wexford12
Wexford Wexford113
Arklow Wicklow90
Ashford Wicklow16
Aughrim Wicklow9
Avoca Wicklow5
Baltinglass Wicklow20
Blessington Wicklow51
Bray Wicklow167
Carnew Wicklow5
Dunlavin Wicklow2
Enniskerry Wicklow20
Greystones Wicklow127
Newtownmountkennedy Wicklow30
Rathdrum Wicklow18
Roundwood Wicklow17
Shillelagh Wicklow7
Tinahely Wicklow4
Wicklow Wicklow64
Tips for Keeping Burglars Away
  • Arrange for a family member or trusted friend to check your property at irregular times and to remove your post daily.
  • Leave blinds and curtains open to give the impression that someone is home.
  • Set your lights to a timer.
  • Make a record of valuables (with serial numbers if possible) in your home and keep them out of sight.
  • Cancel regular deliveries (post, milk)
  • Be aware of what you and your family share on social media about your travel arrangements.
  • Don’t leave keys around external doors, letterboxes or windows.
  • Trim back any plants or shrubs which burglars could use to avoid detection.
  • Lock away any tools or garden equipment which could be used to gain entry to your home e.g. ladders


If you have been Burgled

If you do come home to find your home has been burgled the first thing you should do is leave the premises as there is a chance that the intruder could still be inside. Call 999 or 112 and let the Gardaí come and ensure that the house is safe. The Gardaí may also carry out a forensic examination so it’s best not to disturb the scene until they have finished. Notify your insurance provider of lost or damaged items with an estimated repair or replacement valuation for each one. This should be submitted with your claim form and Garda report form.

Everyone would like to believe their home is the safest place in the world. Unfortunately this may not always be the case. That’s why it is advisable to arrange Home Insurance with contents valued at the correct level, especially your valuables.

First Ireland is here to help

Whilst First Ireland can’t stop intruders invading your home we can help you with Home Insurance. First Ireland will compare quotes from up to 14 different insurers to get you our best deal. To arrange your personal home quotation call us now on 01-882 0860 or you can click below to arrange an online quotation 24/7/365.