Yesterday An Garda Síochána held a national crime prevention day of action with the main aim of ensuring that we all have a safe and happy Christmas.
The initiative hopes to provide practical crime prevention advice and ultimately reduce the fear of crime within our communities.
They’ve drawn up some very helpful infographics and lists to remind people about safety over the holidays…
“In December most thefts occur between 2pm and 9pm, when most of us do our Christmas shopping. Thieves take advantage of us at this time of year as they know we may be distracted, so avoid leaving Christmas shopping unattended in the car for long periods and take care of your handbags, wallets and mobile phones.”
Sergeant Kelvin Courtney of the National Crime Prevention Unit
They are also encouraging people to take this Home Security Checklist Challenge ahead of the holidays, to ensure your house is as secure as possible.
For further information you can check out An Garda Síochána’s website here.