The crime prevention officer for Donegal told those gathered at a meeting in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny that the majority of intruders get into homes in Donegal via the back door.
Sergeant Paul Wallace urged people to be vigilant in relation to security in their homes and to remember that an alarm system can be on when they themselves are inside their homes. He noted that there has been a number of local community meetings in relation to crime held in recent weeks and commended the local media for their intensive coverage of crime.
Brian Sweeney from Lough Side Community Alert Group was commended by members of the public and public representatives for the work that he and his committee have carried out in relation to their scheme.
The action plan will be launched this evening at the Silver Tassie.