Home Security-Home Invasion Threat-Part 1
Recently there was an item on the evening news that caught my ear. It was as story about how "home invasions" were showing a dramatic increase this year over all previous years. "Home Invasion" is a term police use when a suspect enters a home with or without force and confronts the occupants to commit a robbery and or other crimes such as assault, rape, torture or even murder.
"Home Invasion" is particularly troubling because of the potential trauma it inflicts on the occupants, parents and especially small children and the potential threat of assault, rape, torture or even murder. To me it seems like "home invasion" is much more intimidating than a regular burglary. It is one thing to have your home burglarized when you are not there. That is bad enough. But to have someone invade your home while you are there brandishing a knife or gun brings the violation up a notch to a whole new level.
Most police agencies and the FBI record the crime as a burglary or a robbery so it is categorized the same as though the house were unoccupied. This makes the crime impossible to track and eventually to control.
Most burglaries occur during the day when the home is unoccupied. Truth be told, most burglars do their homework and look for a home that is to their liking i.e. it is not occupied and has no obvious signs of a home burglar alarm system. Most burglars want to avoid confrontation and violence-that is the absolutely last thing they need or want.
"Home Invasion" burglary is different in the sense that the burglar works at night and on the weekends when people are more likely to be at home. This type of burglars' homework consists of following or stalking older single men or women who have the profile of "success". The potential victims might be flashy dressers, wear expensive jewelry, drive an expensive car or live in an upscale neighbor hood.
In part two we will discuss how to avoid being a victim and in a worse case scenario what to do if you are a victim.
If you think crime can only happen to the other guy you are wrong. The "other guy" is thinking the same thing and YOU are that "other guy". There is a reason why they call it self defense. You have to protect yourself, your family, your home and business!!
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