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Thursday is now the most popular weekday to commit a crime

However, most still occur during the weekend, a survey has revealed.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

CRIMINAL ACTIVITY ROSE by 25 per cent in the second half of last year, according to security specialists Netwatch.

The company also recorded a dramatic change in how many crimes were committed on Thursdays, changing from the quietest to the day with the most incidents.

The majority of crime still takes place at weekends, with 41 per cent of incidents being reported on Saturday or Sunday.

This represents a 5-point fall from 2012.

Netwatch monitors more than 30,000 CCTV cameras around the country in more than 2,000 businesses.

The company recorded 5,590 over the course of 2013, the majority in Dublin.

There was also a rise in the number of incidents carried out lone intruders, rising by 8 per cent.

CEO David Walsh said the criminals are ‘without a doubt becoming bolder’.

“Despite weekends remaining most active, our analysis shows that there is a shift towards midweek and early morning activities”, he noted.

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