Lipstick? Check. Phone? Check. Hat? Check. But there's something else you need to keep in mind when you go out.
An Garda Síochána have released new figures to highlight the need for young people to look out for their personal safety and to avoid phone theft. Young people are being warned to #mindyourstuff as figures from phone theft stats paint a real picture of crime in Ireland.
Two-thirds of all thefts and robberies involve mobile phones being stolen, according to new figures from An Garda Síochána.
Two in five thefts occur between 10pm and 4am between Friday and Sunday.
They also show that two in five phone thefts take place on a road, street or footpath, while one in five occur in a licensed premise.
Young men and women are being advised to plan their nights out carefully. Think about where you are going, how you’ll get there and what you’ll face on the street.
The ‘Streetwise’ campaign is targeting 18 to 39 year-olds with a message to mind their personal property and possessions, and to plan ahead.
Phone thefts are decreasing in Ireland, but the reality is that €2.5m worth of mobile phones were stolen in 2016.
Sergeant Kelvin Courtney of the National Crime Prevention Unit said: “We want people to enjoy their nights out and the best way to do that is to have a plan. Think about how you are getting to and from a location. Let someone know where you are going and when you’ll be back.
“Avoid walking alone and in dark locations. Never engage with drunk or aggressive people, use your brain not your fist. Finally be streetwise, take care of your property, particularly mobile phones and purses or wallets. Mind yourselves, mind your stuff and have a plan.”