For every month in 2019, Netwatch reviews the crime rate in Ireland and crime statistics for businesses. We post monthly crime rate updates detailing where, when, and the type of attempted security breaches we encounter.
Crime statistics for January 2019
- Criminals took a break after Christmas as attempted security breaches in January on Netwatch sites were down by 9.3%.
- Construction sites and car dealerships saw the biggest decreases in the number of attempted breaches at 15.4%.
- 41% of attempted security breaches occurred between 6pm and 12am in January.
- Saturday was the peak day for attempted breaches at 18.5% occurring on that day.
Crime statistics for February 2019
- The number of attempted security breaches took its first jump of the year, with an increase of 8.2% over January and 1.3% over February 2018.
- Attempted breaches occurring between 6am and 12pm increased by 36% in February.
- 21% of attempted breaches occurred on Sunday (peak day) with a 32% increase in activity on the weekend.
- Warehouse and Factories felt the largest monthly increase of 16.1% and a yearly increase of 6.7%.
Crime statistics for March 2019
- Attempted security breaches on Netwatch sites rose considerably in March for the second month running by over 17% on February’s rate.
- Warehousing and office buildings bore the largest number of attempted breaches, increasing 20.4% over February and 23.3% over 2018.
- St Patricks Day saw an increased level of activity (vs other March weekends) with intruders attempting to access vacant buildings and sites while staff were operating at reduced numbers or on leave for the Bank Holiday Monday.
- 40.2% of attempted breaches in March occurred on Saturday and Sunday.
Crime statistics for April 2019
- There was a 32.1% increase in activity on the April Bank Holiday Monday (22nd April) compared to other Mondays in April.
- Attempted security breaches on Netwatch sites decreased by 2.3% over March’s statistics.
- While a slight decrease was felt nationally, attempted breaches increased considerably again on construction sites by 21%.
- There was an increase of 9.3% increase in attempted breaches between 6pm and 12am highlighting the fact that even brighter evenings won’t discourage criminals.
- Saturday was the peak day for attempted breaches at 18.7%.
Crime statistics for May 2019
- Construction sites saw a decrease of 28.3% this month following the significant upsurge in attempted security breaches felt in April.
- Attempted security breaches remained at a similar rate to April with only a slight 0.9% increase overall.
- The number of attempted security breaches occurring between 6am and 12pm increased by 18.6% over April and 25.3% over May 2018.
- Attempted breaches at Netwatch monitored retail sites increased 16.7% over April 2019 and 7.3% over May 2018.
Crime statistics for June & half year report
- Following two months of considerably high attempted security breaches, June saw a decrease of 4.8% over May. However, the rate is still 4.5% higher than June 2018.
- For the first six months of the year, Sunday (20.5%) was the peak day for attempted breaches followed closely by Saturday (20.3%). This means the weekend is still the peak period for attempted breaches in 2019.
- 40% of attempted breaches occurred between 6pm and 12am in January – June 2019.
- March was the month with the most attempted security breaches for the first 6 months of 2019.