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A day without burglaries: big drop in all crime figures as virus keeps everyone at home

Dublin region sets record last Friday with zero break-ins

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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.