Home Invasion Safety Tips
Home invasion is one of the most frightening and potentially deadly crimes. Home invasion is the forced entry into an occupied residence to commit robbery or other crimes. If someone survives such a catastrophic crisis, he or she often experiences stress reactions for years. Unfortunately, many home invasions end in assault, rape or murder.
Home invasion robbers use extreme force to gain entry, establish control and instill fear. The greatest violence usually occurs during the initial 60 seconds and they come prepared with handcuffs, rope, duct tape, and firearms.
Who are targets of home invasion? Woman living alone, a wealthy senior citizen or anyone randomly picked based on the value of the car driven or the jewelry worn. Some home invaders may have been in your home before as a delivery person, installation technician or service person, others use children, posing as selling something for school to get you to open the door.