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Car buyers have been urged to take precautions when buying online in order to protect themselves from fraud. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Car buyers have been urged to take precautions when buying online in order to protect themselves from fraud and from buying stolen vehicles. Crimest(...)

“There is probably a temptation sometimes to politically use crime; that’s a part of politics,” says Tim Dalton of Crimestoppers. “But this country, relative to other countries, is a pretty safe place to do business and to live. It’s not quite as bad as the fear would suggest.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The risk of becoming a victim of burglary is exaggerated in the Republic, but the Garda and other State agencies were compelled to respond to that fea(...)

Garda assistant commissioner Derek Byrne: force is very ’attuned’ to the public’s concern about rising burglary trends. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Burglary rates have increased by nearly a fifth across the State since a 2007 low. But more than three-quarters of the increase has come in Dublin,(...)

Assistant Garda Commissioner Derek Byrne. Mr Byrne said  that cybercrime was one of the biggest emerging problems facing Irish households at the publication of the Crimestoppers annual report. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Cybercrime is one of the biggest emerging problems for Irish households, and people must take appropriate steps to secure their personal information, (...)