The battle to prevent the spread of Covid-19 has inadvertently flattened the crime curve across the entire Garda Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR), with zero burglaries in a single day being recorded for the first time ever.
The number of offences recorded in every category of crime has seen an unprecedented, steady drop across the country since the coronavirus outbreak began over a month ago.
But last Friday history of sorts was made when not a single burglary took place in any of the Garda's six divisions that make up the DMR - and Sunday saw a second record being set when there were only two burglaries reported.
In more normal times, the daily average for such offences is between 20 and 30 across the year and senior gardaí say they have never seen crime figures so low.
"People with more than 30 years' experience working in Dublin cannot remember a day when there were zero burglaries recorded or they were in single-digit figures but these are extraordinary times and the streets are empty and everyone is at home," said a senior Garda source.
"On top of that, we have more gardaí on the streets than ever before so the criminals who are on the move stand out."
There has been a historic drop in all categories of crime over the past five weeks, which has driven down the cumulative statistics for the first four months of the year.
Since January, overall sexual offences have dropped by 29pc while theft from the person is down 31pc and burglary 20pc.
Property crime and the unauthorised taking of a vehicle have each dropped by 20pc, criminal damage and theft of other property are down 21pc, minor assaults are down 18pc and crimes against the person have fallen by 12pc.
At the same time, the detection rate by gardaí has soared to 50pc and drug busts are up 25pc.
But it is on the burglary scourge - a major concern for most home dwellers in the capital - that the drop has been most obvious.
Figures seen by the Irish Independent show there were 34 break-ins in Dublin last week compared with 162 in the first week in February, which gardaí say reflects the normal weekly average in any year.
In the past two weeks, each of the Garda divisions have enjoyed several days when no break-ins were reported, which gardaí say is unheard of.
When each Garda division in the city is analysed, the data shows that the Southern Division had nine days where no burglaries were reported while the North Central and Eastern divisions also both recorded no break-ins for nine days.
In the same two weeks, the Northern Division recorded five days and Western Division four days when there were no burglaries.
Empty streets, closed businesses, increased garda numbers and everyone staying at home has hit the pockets of criminals and drug dealers hard.
Drug gangs have experienced a massive drop in revenues as the restrictions on movement and increased Garda checkpoints make it difficult to transport and distribute their products.
The closure of pubs and clubs has also shut down a major market, particularly for drugs such as cocaine.
However, gardaí have warned the public to be aware of the high risk of online scams and cyberattacks which have increased dramatically across the globe since the pandemic began.
While normal crime has dropped, gardaí have been forced on a number of occasions to use special powers against people refusing to comply with social distancing measures.
This week the force revealed it had invoked new coronavirus regulations 34 times to enforce social distancing in Ireland.
On two of the occasions, Garda members were acting on instruction from a medical professional.
Some of the incidents are already being dealt with by the courts.
There were an additional 405 incidents that were initially treated as potential breaches of the regulations but, as they unfolded, other offences were detected.
These were then dealt with using long-standing legislation.
They included public order, assault, road traffic and drugs offences and were linked to incidents involving house or street parties, gatherings beyond the family unit and non-essential travel.