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    Default Booming Irish burglary rate 56% higher than New York's

    See Cities With The Most Burglaries - Yahoo! Finance New York City reported 18,000 burglaries in 2011. Its population is double Ireland's: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/census/popcur.shtml . CSO reported 28,000 burglaries in 2011 for Ireland.http://www.cso.ie/Quicktables/GetQui...lProduct=DB_CJ In my opinion, Ireland's higher burglary rate could be explained mostly by lenient short sentencing of professional burglars,probably drug addicts. Minor factors could be higher reporting of crime by Irish crime victims and Americans' dislike of second hand consumer goods.

    What to do? Legalising the consumption of drugs as in Portugal's apparently successful legalisation would be difficult for Ireland's conservative society to accept. But it would remove the need for our small army of addicts to burgle for a fix. Building more prisons is the obvious alternative. However,high wage costs of prison guards and inefficiencies of prison administration have driven the cost of imprisonment to around €150,000 a year per prisoner,an unacceptably high figure. Maybe the government should just give addicts €100,000 a year each to buy drugs to save the cost of processing them through the courts and imprisoning them!
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    Its harder to break into flats in highrise buildings. Irish people tend to live in houses which are inherently easier to break in to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Its harder to break into flats in highrise buildings. Irish people tend to live in houses which are inherently easier to break in to.
    Plus there aren't many remote/rural spots in New York either...

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    Booming Irish burglary rate 56% higher than New York's

    I feel so proud. *Wipes patriotic tear from eye*.
    Cry your hardest now, it opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes and softens down the temper. So cry away.

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    More guns, more CCTV and security, less seclusion, more cops, tougher laws and sentences, secured apartment blocks etc.

    Not surprised really.
    Redacted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patslatt View Post
    See Cities With The Most Burglaries - Yahoo! Finance New York City reported 18,000 burglaries in 2011. Its population at night is about four million,close to Ireland's,and maybe double that by day. CSO reported 28,000 burglaries in 2011 for Ireland.CSO QuickTables - CJA01 - Burglary and related offences In my opinion, Ireland's higher burglary rate could be explained mostly by lenient short sentencing of professional burglars,probably drug addicts. Minor factors could be higher reporting of crime by Irish crime victims and Americans' dislike of second hand consumer goods.

    What to do? Legalising the consumption of drugs as in Portugal's apparently successful legalisation would be difficult for Ireland's conservative society to accept. But it would remove the need for our small army of addicts to burgle for a fix. Building more prisons is the obvious alternative. However,high wage costs of prison guards and inefficiencies of prison administration have driven the cost of imprisonment to around €150,000 a year per prisoner,an unacceptably high figure. Maybe the government should just give addicts €100,000 a year each to buy drugs to save the cost of processing them through the courts and imprisoning them!
    Give criminals with addictions 100k a year to feed their habit???
    Are you for real.
    Reopen spike Island and use the "do-nothing" Army to patrol it.
    In some countries, the prisoners are not given food and their families outside have to provide it.

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    I heard a rumour that these break-ins are not done by the usual suspects- but by employees of foreign bondholders who want to make sure that they squeeze every single cent out of Ireland....

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    cash for gold, cash for gold... easy peasy
    1,197 people agree with me.. how many agree with you ?

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    Yeah, take that NY....losers...

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    Economic stimulus surely, the locksmith, insurance, garda time and court time for the extra zing. Thank you junkies, travellers and assorted scroats, you do your country proud

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