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  1. January Personal Defense Network Article- Safe at Home

    Safe At Home
    By Chris Fry
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    Posted: January 21, 2011

    When most people think about personal protection, they mainly think about how to stay safe outside their homes. While the vast majority of crime against citizens occurs outside the home, home invasion robberies and worse DO occur. Crime statistics are difficult to track down specific to "home invasion," but "property-related crimes" (robbery or burglary) have steadily risen, with estimates placing these crimes at one property-related crime every three seconds. Between 1994 and 2005, there were more than 3,600,000 property-related crimes in the U.S. each year. One out of every five homes is just as likely to experience a robbery as they are to have a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Unfortunately, many home invasions that begin as a simple robbery often turn into violent crimes such as rape and/or murder against anyone present in the home at that time. Like those of us on the right side of the law, criminals are educating themselves, using modern technology and getting better and better at their chosen professions. In the case of the 2007 Connecticut home invasion, torture, rapes and murders of the Petit family, serial criminals Joshua Komisarjevsky and Stephen Hayes were known for using night-vision goggles to aid in entering and navigating through homes.

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    Personal Defense Network- Safe at Home
    Chris Fry
    Director- Modern Defensive Training Systems, LLC
    [email protected]

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    Mar 2011
    State of Confusion
    Good article. Thanks Chris.

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