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Crackdown on burglars is welcome

BURGLARIES rarely makes the headlines the way murders or armed robberies or other violent crimes do. But they directly affect many more people and can have a devastating effect on victims.

The loss of possessions, worked hard for and accumulated over years, is sometimes the least troubling aspect of the crime.

It's the invasion of one's home and the sense of a family's private space being violated that is the worst thing about being burgled.

Occasionally, victims have the terrifying experience of actually encountering the intruder or being confronted by these strangers in their home.

Burglary has been on the rise in recent years according to the latest crime figures so news today that gardai are making a concerted effort to go after the offenders is most welcome.

Well done to the gardai on their latest successes in this.