Lock up your valuables these Christmas, as the amount of burglaries occurring have been steadily rising across the country in the run-up to Christmas.
The number of burglaries last week increased to 378 across the six garda divisions in the Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR), up from 325 the previous week.
Thats an average of 54 homes being burgled in Dublin every day.
The total number of burglaries so far this year stands at just under 11,000.
Officers have put the blame squarely on the Government, which they claim have steadily and severely reduced resources for the past six years.