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Home Security-Home Invasion-The Most Astonishing Reasons Why It's On the Rise

Almost every day you see or hear about a home invasion. Maybe the perpetrator got shot as in Albuquerque, New Mexico recently. Within the space of two months Albuquerque homeowners shot and killed an intruder on three separate occasions . Fortunately the "Castle Doctrine" is in play and the homeowners will be protected.

Home invasion is an insidious form of burglary only committed when the homeowners are at home placing them in even greater risk. "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.

It is difficult to categorize the crime because it is lumped in with burglaries making it impossible to track.

Why the increase in Home Invasions? Burglars do what they do for money or drugs or both. That is not going to change. It has become more difficult for them to rob businesses because of increased surveillance and security.

Just yesterday I was in Santa Fe at my old stomping grounds at the local convenience store. The store had a rich tradition of being the most robbed store in the state because of its location-at the junction of three major streets making it easy to escape.

Anyhow last night there were two undercover security guards in the store at 7:00 PM. Anecdotal yes, but proof that businesses have made it more difficult to burglarize them in general. So what a self respecting robber to do? Let's try a home with the occupants there. The alarm will be off; occupants off their guard; it will be a cakewalk.

And so it goes. Protect your family and your home with an assortment on non lethal self defense weapons like stun guns and pepper sprays. Practice and know how to use them in a split second-the time it takes to get into your home. It may just save your life.

Chances are very good that you are reading this because in some way crime has touched your life or you want to be proactive and protect yourself, family, home, or business from the ravages of crime. That is the first step.

Jack Krohn is a freelance writer and owner of SECURITY SOLUTIONS a one stop resource that provides solutions for all your self defense and home security problems. He is the #1 author of Home Security Articles in the country according to EzineArticles.

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