Burglary rates down in Laois/Offaly Garda Division

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Burglary rates down in Laois/Offaly Garda Division

Burglary and related offences are down all over Ireland according to the latest CSO report including a significant drop in the Laois/Offaly Garda Division.

According to the first quarterly national household survey for Quarter 1 2016, the report shows that there were 196 recorded burglary offences in the Laois/Offaly Garda Division, down from 274 during the same period 12 months previous.

The CSO’s Recorded Crime Quarter 1 2016 survey showed there were 23,377 recorded Burglary and related offences in the year ending Q1 2016, a fall of 5,265 (-18.4%) when compared with the previous 12 months. This was mostly accounted for by an 18.4% decrease in recorded Burglary offences.

The number of Aggravated Burglary offences and Possession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand) also decreased.