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homeinvasionMany of us have always thought that a home invasion was the same thing as a break-in or burglary, but they are completely different in that the criminals that are committing the home invasion count, in fact plan, on the fact that there are people home during the invasion. They want us to be home for the mere fact that they can FORCE the victim to give up their valuables because these criminals get a kick off of threatening someone of violence or even death.

Possibly one of the most dreadful crimes out there probably is a home invasion.It could be because a home invasion destroys the basic foundation and emotional content of an individual personal control by violating the peaceful serenity of one’s private intimacy domicile. Perpetually these criminals also conduct an invasion of your home for the purposes of looting and stealing with the added major crimes against a person such as kidnapping, torture, rape, and murder to name a few.

It can be known that since these crazy predators are taking advantage of the home’s privacy, thus making them feel more secure, sex crimes and murders tend to take place more often in a home invasion.

Home Invasion/Crime Facts and Figures

Property Crime Facts:

According to the FBI in the US:

  • One property crime happens every 3 seconds.
  • One burglary occurs every 10 seconds.
  • One violent crime occurs every 20 seconds.
  • One aggravated assault occurs every 35 seconds.
  • One robbery occurs every 60 seconds, or 1 minute.
  • One forcible rape occurs every 2 minutes.
  • There were over 2 million burglaries in 2005.
  • An increase in burglary offenses was the only property crime to increase in 2005 compared with the prior year data.

Home Invasion Facts:

  • According to a United States Department of Justice report:
  • o38% of assaults & 60% of rapes occur during home invasions.
  • o1 of every 5 homes will experience a break-in or home invasion. That’s over 2,000,000 homes!
  • According to Statistics Canada, there has been an average of 289,200 home invasions annually over the last 5 years.
  • Statistically, there are over 8,000 home invasions per day in North America
  • According to Statistics U.S.A., there was an average of 3,600,000 home invasions annually between 1994 and 2000.

So what are the odds of being a victim of a home invasion? Perhaps a better question is what are my odds of preventing one? Well, Don’t Make It Easy for Them to Physically Break in.

A criminal, especially a veteran, who is determined, is eventually going to find their way into any home.A homeowner’s job is to find a way to buy some time by making the criminals’ break-in a little tougher than usual.Rather than waking up in the middle of the night with some psycho shining a flashlight in your face while he’s stabbing you in your bed, if you awaken at the noise of a difficult break in, this allows you to escape or gun up and get ready, while you dial 911 and wait for the police.

There are several angles at which to approach home fortification. Certainly home protection devices such as the Dual Function Door Brace or the Super Door Stop Alarm and windows modifications are a priority. There’s something newer out there than standard window bars called Hurricane film for windows which is a transparent stick on glass coating that’s supposed to be amazingly resistant to typical foot or object breakage.

Protect your home with some sort of loud audible alarm device. Before ADT and silent police alerting alarm companies dominated, there used to be something called an “Outside Ringer”. Mostly at businesses and factories, it was nothing more than a large and raucous and hammer and bell ringer that could sometimes be heard for hundreds of yards away. It was hooked up by a magnetic door or window sensor and when set off somebody would hear it and always call the police. Burglars would know this and quickly leave. Homeowner’s are quickly taking advantage of survival kits that provide various devices for protection.

The easiest and quickest solution for your home defense is to have a good defensive barking dog, an outside emergency ringer/anti intrusion alarm system, a stun gun/taser and a high capacity pistol or at least one of the above if one or another is not an option.

Even your car alarm on your wireless key chain lock could function as a “panic button” outside ringer hack, if your car is in range. So you could keep your spare one with duplicate car keys in a belt key chain or in your pocket as you walk around your place.

Just by doing at least some of the above proactive measures, and expanding from there when you can, will create an environment that is uninhabitable for most, if not all, home invaders. Usually they’ll stop the invasion and run away at the first layer of defense when it begins to disrupt their plans.

Start now on improving your security situation as soon as you can. You won’t be sorry!