Originally Posted by manta
Its very rare. If i didn't feel safe in my own house i would move. Having a firearm in the house OK carrying it around the house no i will take my chances. If someone is that concerned about something bad happening why get out of bed you could trip and hurt yourself.
This is quite simply not true.
The following statistics were taken from NCVS (National Victimization Data Survey) and UCS (Uniform Crime Reports) which are both managed by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations).
The FBI Says:
Every 12 seconds a home is invaded
There are app. 6,646 home invasions every day
There are over 9,589 burglaries every day or over 3.5 million per year
13% of all homes are burglarized per year
19.2% of rental properties are burglarized per year
85% of all break-ins are through the door
67% of all burglaries involved forcible entry
38% of all assaults occur during a home invasion
60% of all rapes occur during a home invasion
70% of burglaries involve residential properties
There is a little over a 1 in 10 chance that your home will be invaded or burglarized this year.
There is a 69% chance that if your home is broken into it will be during a home invasion.
Burglaries usually happen between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Home Invasions usually happen between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Less than 13% of burglars and home invaders are ever apprehended.
Here is some information I have gleaned myself while talking to guys we've arrested for these crimes.
Burglars are trying to get in and out when no one is home.
Home invaders don't care if someone is home, they expect it. In fact in the case of rapists and sociopaths, they WANT someone home.
Some home invaders have told me that they avoid homes where it is obvious that a "crazy white boy with guns and s*** live."
Some also avoid the home of a person with a reputation in the community of being current or ex military or law enforcement. Particularly if it is known that "that boy is a killer. It's they job. I don't f*** with killers."
(And these direct quotes are from more than one of them.)
Also gratifying to me was "you a country boy huh? I wouldn't break into your house if you were NOT home. Your old lady probably shoots at everything."