The number of burglaries and break-ins recorded in Clare has dropped by nearly two thirds in the last decade.
New figures show there were 135 such incidents in this county last year.
Figures released to the Aontu party by Justice Minister Helen McEntee following a parliamentary question show the number of times personnel from the Clare Garda Division were called to the scene of a burglary has been steadily declining since 2012.
There were 364 incidents recorded across the Banner that year, with that number peaking at 380 back in 2015.
It fell to 291 in 2016 and 235 in 2017, though documented break-ins in Clare experienced a slight jump in 2018, going back up to 274.
However, since 2019 it’s been falling consistently, no doubt helped by pandemic restrictions imposed in early 2020.
Instances dropped to 217 in 2019, fell to 177 in 2020 and 135 last year – an overall fall of 62 percent in the past nine years.
The figures show there have been 83 callouts in Clare to burglary incidents so far this year, up to the 13th of July.
Table Of Figures: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/question/2022-07-26/1521/