I think it’s important to talk about these types of stories from time to time. Though home invasions are not tracked separately from other crime, and are usually reported as a robbery, burglary, assault, homicide, etc, anecdotal evidence suggests that home invasions are on the rise. In my opinion, they are only going to get worse.
Perhaps I’ll follow up in the future about why I believe home invasions will get worse, but back to our story at hand. A New Jersey woman was home with her 3 year old daughter, when in broad daylightÂ a man kicked her front door in and beat her pretty severely. This all happened in front of her daughter while her 1 year old son was sleeping upstairs. The woman thankfully survived and the children were unhurt.
Honestly this is nothing out of the ordinary, and it could have been much worse. However, what’s interesting from an analysis standpoint in this case is that there is video of the invasion and beating, all captured by the nanny cam.
I couldn’t find an unedited raw dump of the entire video, but the clip above and the videos located at the “read more” link below show enough of the story for you to get the idea. The point is this: home invasions happen, and they happen all the time. They happen in nice neighborhoods, they happen in not so nice neighborhoods. They happen at night, they happen in broad daylight.
This is why I carry even when I’m at home, and I suggest that you do the same. Take steps to make your home less of a target (dogs, security cameras and signs, etc). Do what you can to secure your home so that you can at least slow down someone trying to get in. And by all means, get some trainingÂ and be ready to meet someone invading your home with deadly force if necessary.
You can read more here.