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A stolen iphone.
Not something I ever thought would happen to me, but it did, and it happens to a lot of us – almost 5,989 of us in Ireland in the first half of 2012 in fact according to Garda figures.
It was a beautiful sunny day on Grafton street, and as a friend and I stood watching some brilliant musicians performing just outside the now vacant HMV store, an opportunistic thief saw fit to silently rifle through my handbag and extract my precious iPhone5.
Discovering its absence was a truly traumatising experience. Panic took hold, and tears duly flowed.
A week has passed since this incident, and since then I’ve taken it upon myself to do a little investigating into how I could prevent it from happening in future, hopefully helping you to prevent it from happening at all.
It seems thefts are on the rise, with prosecution rates at only 20%.
I took the liberty of putting together this little infographic in the hopes that it might raise awareness of the problem, and help you prepare for the unthinkable!
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