The number of burglaries in the Antrim area has dropped by over 40 percent - latest police figures show.
Figures for August reveal that there was a 45.5 per cent reduction compared to 2012.
Across D District - which includes Antrim - burglary is currently at its lowest rate in 15 years.
The figures for August are the lowest since 1998 and year on year there’s been a 13 per cent reduction in the number of reported break-ins.
There were 76 burglaries reported across Antrim, Carrickfergus, Newtownabbey and Lisburn throughout August 2013, compared to 143 in August 2012 - a 47 per cent reduction.
Chief Inspector Natalie Wilson, Antrim Area Commander, said: “In Antrim our burglary figures for August 2013 reveal a 45.5% reduction when compared to August 2012.
“This is as a result of the dedication and hard work of all of the officers serving the Antrim area.
“Despite significant extra demands placed on police recently we have demonstrated our continuing commitment to reducing crimes that matter to people like burglary.”
Chief Insp. Wilson said targeted patrolling and close monitoring of repeat offenders along with successful crime prevention campaigns and initiatives working in partnership with the local PCSP and increased community reporting of suspicious activity have all come together to produce these all time low figures.
“As we go forward into the autumn and winter months we will remain focussed on the issues close to the hearts of our residents and we will continue to work hard to help keep people feeling safe in their homes,” Chief Insp. Wilson added.