A Closer Look At Home Invasion Statistics
Crime reports and recently compiled home invasion statistics offer proof for the need to take home invasion prevention seriously.
There’s rarely a day that goes by that Americans don’t find their local news talking about another home invasion or robbery, a rape or murder; unfortunately that’s the sad state of society now.
That doesn’t mean we have to live in fear or lock ourselves in a cage. What it means is that we have to use common sense home invasion prevention strategies.
For example, homes are much more secure with a wireless alarm system and deadbolt locks, as well as good outside lighting.
I also always encourage people to take self-defense courses and to consider getting a firearm and taking proper training on how to use it (a CCW course will do it).
The number of people who use a firearm in self-defense, every year, is something you’ll never hear on mainstream liberal media. But it happens a lot!
Read my article on “Do Guns Save Lives” for more on the self-defense use of guns, but the bottom line is that every year somewhere between 1/2 million to upwards of 3 million American citizens use a firearm in self-defense, compared to about 300,000 crimes in which the criminal used a firearm.
What Are Your Chances Of A Home Invasion?
Looking at the home invasion statistics your chances are relatively small of having a burglar break in to your home. But so are the chances that you’ll be in a car wreck, need emergency medical care, or have a house fire, but you plan and prepare for those anyway… that’s common sense.
And just like those other types of incidents, a home invasion can be costly, and even worse, deadly or result in serious injury.
I have a wireless alarm system in my home and I truthfully cannot imagine anyone not having one. With technology advancing so quickly, the costs are so low that it’s silly to go without a home security system.
Some home security statistics indicate that homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into.
To find the home invasion statistics by state you can use the Uniform Crime Reporting Data Tool of the DOJ.
FBI Home Invasion Statistics
While crime in general has been on the decline there’s still reason to take it serious and be aware, and take basic steps in burglary prevention.
To give you an idea of how likely you are to suffer a home invasion or other crime here are some FBI home invasion statistics.
The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines burglary as “The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft.” Most states have very similar wording for home invasions.
While it may not seem intuitive, entering a home in order to commit a rape, for instance, would also include the crime of burglary. People often think of burglary as only meaning that some items were stolen, when in fact you can have a burglary without anything at all being stolen.
- In 2015, there were an estimated 1,579,527 burglaries, a decrease of 7.8 percent when compared with 2014 data. The number of burglaries decreased 27.7 percent when compared with 2011 data and was down 28.0 percent when compared with the 2006 estimate. (See Tables 1 and 1A.)
- The estimated number of burglaries accounted for 19.8 percent of the estimated number of property crimes. (Based on Table 1.)
- By subcategory, 57.9 percent of burglaries involved forcible entry, 35.5 percent were unlawful entries, and 6.6 percent were attempted forcible entry. (Based on Table 19.)
- Victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $3.6 billion in property losses in 2015. The average dollar loss per burglary offense was $2,316. (Based on Tables 1 and 23.)
- Burglaries of residential properties accounted for 71.6 percent of all burglary offenses. (See Table 23.)
After having spent almost 2 decades in law enforcement three things are clear when it comes to home invasion prevention:
- Criminals don’t like lights (they want to hide), so keep your home well-lit outside.
- Criminal don’t want to make too much noise (a house alarm ruins their party).
- They don’t want to get hurt, and armed home owners are proven to deter criminals. I’m not talking about shooting them, of course that’s a deterrence. I mean the fact that a homeowner is armed can alone prevent many home invasions. A sign at the back door warning that you’re armed is a cheap deterrent in some cases. Though don’t go wild and have signs that say crazy things like “Intruders will be shot. Survivors will be shot again.” Unless of course you just want to go to prison for a wrongful death or excessive use of force incident.
Home Burglary Statistics – DOJ
How serious a threat are home invasions, statistically?
According to the Department of Justice, reviewing data from 2003 – 2007, there were an average of 3.7 million burglaries every year!
- A household member was present in roughly 1 million burglaries and became victims of violent crimes in 266,560 burglaries.
- Simple assault (15%) was the most common form of violence when a resident was home and violence occurred. Robbery (7%) and rape (3%) were less likely to occur when a household member was present and violence occurred.
- Offenders were known to their victims in 65% of violent burglaries; offenders were strangers in 28%.
- Overall, 61% of offenders were unarmed when violence occurred during a burglary while a resident was present. About 12% of all households that were violently burglarized while someone was home faced an offender armed with a firearm.
- Households residing in single family units and higher density structures of 10 or more units were least likely to be burglarized (8 per 1,000 households) while a household member was present.
- Damaging or removing a door was the most common type of entry in forcible and attempted forcible entry burglaries. Removing or damaging a window screen during a forcible entry was equally likely to occur whether the residence was occupied (11%) or unoccupied (9%).
- In 40% of unlawful entries to unoccupied residences, offenders gained access through an unlocked door or window.
Some home burglary statistics are frightening, such as:
- Households composed of single females with children had the highest rates of burglary while someone was present.
- Victims in 38% of households burglarized while someone was home were asleep at the time of the burglary, while 44% of households stated that household members were engaged in other activities in the home when the offender gained entry to the residence.
- In 7% of all household burglaries, a household member experienced some form of violent victimization. This translates to about 266,560 violent victimizations during household burglaries, out of about 3.7 million home invasions taking place each year on average.
- Serious injury accounted for 9% and minor injury accounted for 36% of injuries sustained by household members who were home and experienced violence during a completed burglary.
As I’ve mentioned previously, while the numbers from the home invasion statistics shown are large, and frightening, your chances of having your home burglarized are still small. But also as I mentioned previously, the risk IF you are the victim of a home invasion is too severe to overlook.
How Many Home Invasions Were Stopped by Guns
Woah, hold the presses. So the DOJ is collecting all of this data to compile home invasion statistics, spending millions and millions of dollars on research and not one time, I mean not one single, solitary time in that entire report is the words “defend” or “defense” mentioned.
Isn’t it relative to the discussion and doesn’t it provide a greater depth of understanding if you knew how many home invasions were prevented or stopped as a result of an armed victim? How many people were able to prevent burglary by being armed?
Of course, but as usual the politically motivated progressives cherry pick what they want their followers to have access to. You know, like Pelosi saying of ObamaCare, you have to pass it to see what’s inside it. Brilliant.
In fact, getting very much detail at all from the progressives on the defensive use of guns is somewhat of a classified endeavor. Someone doesn’t want something out.
In my article titled “Do Guns Save Lives” I discuss the most prevalent data we have. In particular a study ordered and conducted under President Obama, as shown below.
I’ll pull a quote from the article to save time.
“Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence“, and which was investigated, researched and written by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council under funding provided by the National Academy of Sciences and both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation.
Here’s an excerpt from page 15:
“Defensive use of guns by crime victims is a common occurrence, although the exact number remains disputed. Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008.“
Read my article for more on this, but the bottom line is that in comparison to 300,000 violent crimes in 2008, at LEAST 500,000 “potential” victims used a firearm in their defense by either shooting or brandishing it, and upwards of 3 million people used a firearm in defense.
Seriously, this type of data and information pisses me off because the liberal media lies and withholds and embellishes information to the point that what they’re doing to their followers is 100% brainwashing; these people are not informed and enlightened, it’s quite the opposite.
Also in that same President Obama sanctioned report, it was shown conclusively that progressive data is being manipulated on purpose, as in the most oft cited report from the National Crime Victimization Survey. Progressives cite is as evidence of gun crimes but there’s a fatal flaw. It’s not reliable, according to Obama research, because…
“respondents were not asked specifically about defensive gun use.”
They were not even asking about the defensive use of guns in a report on “gun crimes”? Right. And then they conveniently ballpark some random defensive gun use numbers and throw it out as fact, and little progressive minions around the globe use it as proof of gun crime gone crazy!
Actual Cases Of Home Invasion Gun Use
I wrote about a recent home invasion shooting in Oklahoma where the occupant of the home used a firearm in self-defense, read it to learn more about the Castle Law and Make My Day Laws.
I also highly recommend Gary Kleck’s book “Targeting Guns: Firearms and Their Control (Social Institutions and Social Change)” not because it seemingly supports a stance I have about gun control, but because he’s one of the foremost Sociologists on the subject and his studies have won him prestigious awards.
Granted, you won’t find him mentioned or discussed on your favorite liberal media channel or outlet, but I think we’ve addressed that already.
It is difficult in a progressive culture bent on weaving an anti-gun story at whatever cost (see Katie Couric’s lie if you don’t believe me) to get accurate firearms related information to progressives, because, well you know, they’re so enlightened.
It’s seen in the fact that they boycott and protest and even resort to violence to prevent someone with an opposing view from expressing it… that’s some freedom right there!
Here’s an anecdotal example of how progressives skew the data.
A NYTimes blog post about gun control goes like this:
“In other words, as Wayne LaPierre put it after Newtown, “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
That’s almost as catchy as “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” The problem is: The 2 million figure — often inflated to 2.5 million in N.R.A. literature — is bogus. Defensive gun use is actually quite rare.”
Oh, so sneakily interjecting that the actual “use” of a firearm is rare so that you can counter a valid argument made by the NRA, you side-step the real intention of self-defensive gun use in that you DON’T have to shoot someone to stop a crime. Using a gun also includes brandishing it.
Just criminals seeing the firearm in a holster or you pulling it out, that prevents crime. Or even in rare cases the firing of a warning shot… that’s not USING a firearm in self-defense according to these liberals.
Never mind that we know from the government research (listed earlier) that Obama ordered and we paid for makes it crystal clear that self-defensive use of guns ranges from 1/2 million to 3 million a year.
I mean seriously, how in the hell do these people get away with this skewing of data and misleading of people for so long? How can you be a progressive and not be pissed off?
How do you feel about these home invasion statistics and are you taking (or have you taken) steps to make your home more secure?
The Nighthawk TRS Comp Pistol
The new TRS Comp pistol from Nighthawk Custom is a full-sized, government frame 9mm double stack built around a match grade barrel and a monolithic slide. It’s built to compete and starts at $4,599.
The TRS Comp comes standard with a recon rail under the barrel and a dimpled rear cocking design that offers ample traction when racking the slide. It also sports unique dimpled frame and slide textures that match the grip pattern.
The TRS Comp is Nighthawk Custom’s first full-size pistol designed around a double stack frame. It features a 17+1 capacity and incorporates Nighthawk’s Fire Hawk compensator, which boasts a precision-designed port that reduces muzzle flip for quicker follow up shots.
This model also features a unique dimpling texture found throughout the slide and grip, which provides ample grip while being snag-free during holstering. The TRS Comp uses a 14K gold bead front sight that does an excellent job catching light, coupled with a Heinie Ledge Black rear sight for quick target acquisition.
The pistol also features Nighthawk Customs’ Interchangeable Optic System (IOS), which is a dedicated dovetail machined onto the slide and allows for optic mounting with adapters. This system allows for an interchangeable series of sight options to quickly switch rear sights in a matter of seconds.
Interchangeable Optic System
Nighthawk Custom’s Interchangeable Optic System allows a user to switch from a plate with a traditional rear sight to a red-dot optic in seconds. This feature is especially beneficial for concealed-carry practitioners who want to train with a red-dot but still carry a traditional rear sight.
Nighthawk’s unique IOS system involves milling the top rear section of their slide to interface with an interchangeable series of sight options, including a Trijicon RMR and other red-dot sights. This low-profile system also incorporates a suppressor-height rear sight as a backup to the optic’s front sight.
The TRS Comp features a match grade 5.00′′ barrel on a government sized frame with a monolithic slide, a full-length dust cover and an integrated single-port compensator. This combination reduces muzzle flip and delivers faster follow-up shots on the range, a must-have for competitive shooters.
The TRS Comp is finished in black nitride for a sleek, durable look. The lightweight aluminum trigger possesses a serrated flat face and a gold bead front sight does an excellent job catching light, providing quick target acquisition. A Heinie Ledge Black rear sight completes the package.
Match Grade Barrel
One of the most important features of any match pistol is a properly fitted barrel. A true match grade barrel will have zero play in the muzzle or at the hood, and it should glide into battery smoothly without any drag or snag on the slide.
This is achieved by carefully fitting the barrel to all of the chamber hood contact surfaces and the lower locking lug. Once this is done it will have a true target fit and shoot groups that rival a 1911 handgun.
The TRS Comp is the first Nighthawk Custom model to be designed around a double stack frame, offering 17+1 capacity and using their integrated compensator, the fire hawk. The compensator has a precision port that reduces muzzle flip and helps shooters stay on target for follow up shots.
Unique Dimpled Texture
The TRS Comp is the newest addition to Nighthawk’s line up. It is a high-end double stack 1911 that packs a 17+1 punch, as well as a lot of style and class. It also happens to be the most accurate and durable gun in its caliber. It also comes in a variety of colors and finishes, from matte black to high-shine chromium. Its crown jewel is the aforementioned patented integrated compensator, which may be the best thing to happen to your sidearm in years. It is a real head turner, especially for those who don’t usually opt for the sexy gun. The aforementioned gizmo is accompanied by a precision designed port in the rear of the slide that reduces muzzle flip without sacrificing a hefty amount of power. The aforementioned gizmo features a matching name badge aft of the slide, as well as a match-grade 5″ barrel and a full-length dust cover with accompanying nifty-fun accessory rail.
AGP Arms PC Charger Brace
The PC Charger is a pistol chambered in 9mm, and it can take Glock magazines. It is very popular and has become more of a sought-after gun than the original carbine.
Many owners of the PC Charger equip it with a brace to give it stability. This makes it a lot more shootable.
Ruger PC Charger
Ruger’s PC Charger is a pistol-caliber carbine (PCC) that combines the fun and utility of an AR style pistol with the reliability and accuracy of a high capacity AR. Designed to take both Ruger Security 9 and Glock magazines, the PC Charger is a highly customizable weapon that makes a great range gun or home defense tool.
Adding a brace to the PC Charger increases its stability and makes it more shootable. The brace can be attached to the MIL STD 1913 rail on the back of the pistol.
The SB Tactical FS1913 Brace is one of the best PC Charger braces available today. It is made of a polymer material that offers quick deployment and a lightweight profile.
This brace is perfect for a shooter who is new to pistol braces, and is looking for a compact and inexpensive option. It is also a good choice for people who are already familiar with the design and use of a buffer tube.
The AGP Arms brace kit for the Ruger PC Charger is the best way to upgrade the standard stock and barrel. The brace is the logical extension of AGP’s acclaimed pistol grip Gen 2 stock and handguard, allowing users to customize their pc charger to their own specifications. The brace is the brainchild of a dedicated team of military and law enforcement personnel, many of whom have been in the trenches for longer than most of us will ever know. Featuring a modern twist on a classic design, the brace is an understated delight. Its most prominent feature is a cleverly engineered gearbox that enables the user to rotate the entire gun by hand, and then lock it into place using a single pin. The aforementioned pin is mounted in the rear of the gun, where it is tucked under a protective cover for safekeeping. In keeping with the aforementioned design, the brace is also anodized black for a look you can be proud of.
SB Tactical is the inventor of pistol stabilizing braces. They were started in 2012 by Army veteran Alex Bosco after he designed a brace for his disabled friend so he could continue to shoot.
SB Tactical was the first to introduce adjustable pistol stabilizing braces. This was a big win for the industry and gun owners alike.
After getting pre approval from the ATF, they began selling pistol braces for AR/AK style firearms, CZ Scorpions, H&K MP5 designs, 1913 rails, and more.
The SBA3 is one of the best pistol braces on the market and offers 5-position adjustable adjustment, ambidextrous QD sling attachment points, and a Velcro strap to connect to your arm for one-handed shooting.
The SBA4 is another great choice and offers a sturdy M4-style strut, 5-position adjustable, and an integral QD sling socket. This is an excellent option for a Ruger PC Charger gun with a Glock drum, but it also works well on any pistol without a buffer tube.
Midwest Industries is a family owned and operated company that manufactures quality parts, uppers, lowers, rails, barrels, furniture and muzzle devices for AR platforms and many other firearms. They also have a number of innovative products and services that make them a great choice for those looking to upgrade their firearms.
Probably the most useful item that they manufacture is their Combat Rail Handguard in hard coat anodized 6061 aluminum. It features eight functional M-LOK slots and two anti-rotation sling swivels. Its hefty price tag might be a turn off, but its high performance and robust construction is well worth the outlay.
What you might not have known is that they also make the pc charger brace aka the FS1913. Basically the same as the name aforementioned but a lot more durable and the brace actually folds to a compact size for easy transport. They even include a nice looking sling with an integrated bottle opener to boot.
Mini Mamba – A YouTube Star With a Net Worth of $1-5 Million
Mini Mamba is a famous YouTube Star who has earned a fortune as a professional. He has a net worth of $1-5 Million at the age of 11 years old.
Mambas are venomous snakes of the family Elapidae, which also includes coral snakes and cobras. They live throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Black mambas are venomous snakes that are found in Africa. They can grow to up to 14 feet in length and are one of the longest venomous snakes in the world.
They are very fast and aggressive, and their venom is particularly deadly for humans. It takes only about 20 minutes for a bite from a black mamba to kill a person.
They live in grassland, savanna and rocky slopes of southern and eastern Africa. They are primarily diurnal and prey on small rodents. They have excellent vision and a highly developed sense of smell.
Green mambas are found in coastal areas of eastern Africa including Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa. These snakes are venomous, which makes them extremely dangerous to humans.
They are a diurnal species, which means they are active during the day. They also spend a great deal of time in the trees and rainforests of western Africa, where they live amongst the forest canopy and thickets.
This snake preys on birds, lizards and small mammals. Its venom isn’t as powerful as the venom of the black mamba or the red mamba, but it can still kill.
Green mambas breed during the rainy season. Females lay eggs, which hatch in about 10-12 weeks. Males seek out and compete for females by following a scent trail or by wrestling or dancing. These combats aren’t biting, but rather a way for the two snakes to establish dominance over each other.
The red mamba is a species of snake that lives in Africa. It is related to the black mamba and can be found in various countries throughout the continent.
It is a medium-sized snake that can grow to be 2 m long. They are mainly found in tree hollows and termite mounds.
They are very venomous and kill their prey quickly. Their venom is highly toxic and can affect the breathing, heart and muscle function of the victim.
They can also paralyze their prey, which they then swallow. They feed primarily on birds and small mammals.
The mamba is an African snake. There are four species: black mamba, green mamba, red mamba and yellow mamba.
The Eastern green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps), formerly known as the white-mouthed mamba, is a venomous snake that lives in coastal regions of East Africa. It is found from Kenya south through Tanzania, Malawi, and eastern Zambia.
The eastern green mamba is a shy snake that avoids humans when possible and only strikes if provoked or cornered. Its habitat is fragmented in parts of its range and it is listed as Vulnerable by South Africa due to habitat destruction and deforestation.
Mambas are notorious for their speed and aggression, and they come in a wide variety of species. They are a common sight in Africa’s rainforests, and all have deadly venom.
Of the four types of mambas, the most venomous and dangerous is the black mamba. Known for its lightning-fast speed, erratic behavior, and painful bite, it can strike multiple times in a matter of seconds.
Its venom is highly neurotoxic and cardiotoxic, with fasciculins present to paralyze the muscles of a bite victim. The venom can kill a victim within hours of a bite.
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