It’s safer down west.
New research reveals that the West Cork villages of Durrus and Drinagh had the lowest rate of reported burglaries in Ireland over the past ten years.
According to data released by PhoneWatch, there were 13,296 burglaries in Cork over the past decade, equivalent to one in every 14 homes or businesses in the county experiencing a break-in during this time.
With 1,041 burglary reports, Watercourse Road Garda Station recorded the most burglaries of any of Cork’s Garda stations.
Anglesea Street (1,030) and Gurranabraher (781) were the second and third highest respectively.
With just 13 each however, Durrus, located six miles outside Bantry, and Drinagh, between Dunmanway and Skibbereen, received the lowest number of burglary reports for the county.
The research shows that when the clocks go back, until they go forward again, burglary rates have been 31% higher.
‘Cork is considerably safer’
Overall, November is the highest month for break-ins, accounting for 11% of the total.
The analysis shows that when compared to the nationwide burglary rate of an average of one in every seven homes or premises being burgled, Cork is considerably safer.
Elsewhere, Dublin accounted for 41% of all burglaries in the country over the past decade, equivalent to 1 in 5 premises in the county,