A new survey which has been carried out by Eircom Phonewatch shows that while Donegal residents place a high value on the fact that they have good neighbours, half of the respondents feel much less secure than they did a year ago and are taking steps yo improve their own security.
This comes in the wake of the ongoing spate of burglaries throughout the county which caused a national outrage after elderly people were attacked in their homes. The incidents attracted major national media attention at the time and put the focus on the indiscriminate attacks in the county which regrettably are ongoing.
The survey revealed that one in five people in the county now rate burglary in the same league as losing their job or not having enough money their monthly bills.
The report which measured the security outlook of Irish people and the actions it triggers in the home and the community reveals that the feeling of vulnerability was also found to be indiscriminate as it impacts men and women or those with high and low incomes equally.
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