An analysis of crime figures by the Irish Independent show Mayo has the second lowest rate of Burglary rates in the country.

Donegal has the lowest rate in the country at 80, followed by Mayo at 97.

Dublin had the highest rate of break-ins in the year to March, at 285 per 100,000 people.

That's followed by Westmeath at 242, Louth at 234 and Laois/Offaly at 225, as gangs utilise motorways connected to the capital.

Newer provisional figures also show burglary rates in Laois have more than doubled in a year to 61, while in Clare there has been a 90 percent increase.

In the year to June, break-in rates in Dublin have risen by 37 percent, while in west Cork, they went from 10 during lockdown in 2020, to 65 in recent months.