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What is law enforcement reporting about home invasions?

“Home invasions have been on the upswing over the last 15 years, as surveillance technology…

Home Invasion Facts

Though the term “home invasion” is used extensively by the media to describe a certain…

Can I Shoot A Home Invader?

NOTE: Since writing this article on January 26, 2012, the Trayvon Martin shooting in Sanford,…

What’s A “Classic” Home Invasion?

Here at Home Invasion News, we look at a lot of press releases, read a…

What does a home invasion look like?

While we can find no consistent definition of “home invasion” (either from a legal or…

How common is home invasion?

It’s extremely difficult to gauge how common home invasion is. For one thing, “home invasion”…

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Vacation Checklist

Going on vacation? Daniel E. Merritt, owner of D.E. Merritt & Associates in Kentucky, shares important security tips with Home Invasion News readers. With summer soon approaching, many families will be going on vacation. When we think of security for our homes, we usually think of an alarm system. Alarm Systems definitely are one part…

Crime, Poverty, and Mental Depression Run Together in Many U.S. Cities and States

A. Money Can’t Buy Happiness, But It Might Help. Money may not make you happy, but poverty makes you VERY sad. Using data from federal health agencies, Health.com has identified the 10 states with the highest rates of depression, psychological distress, and other indicators of poor mental health. Here they are, in alphabetical order. Arkansas,…

Flash Mobs Execute Retail Invasion

Call them flash assaults, flash robbery, or just plain shoplifting, retail invasions have been reported at stores in Chicago, Washington DC, Las Vegas, St. Paul MN, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, and Montgomery County, MD. Reported targets run the gamut from Victoria’s Secret to 7-11. So far, law enforcement isn’t sure how the large groups…

Maryland Legislature Advances Home Invasion Law

House Bill 1143 had its first reading in the Maryland State Legislature on February 10, 2012. The bill, which deals with “AN ACT concerning Criminal Law – Home Invasion Violent Crime and Armed Home Invasion 2 Violent Crime,” was introduced by Delegates Lee, Arora, Barve, Cane, Carr, Cullison, DeBoy, Frick, Glenn, Healey, Ivey, Jameson, A.…

More Tricks To Make You Open the Door

Not everyone who knocks on your door has good intentions. Consider these “let me in” tricks: In Wayne County, Alabama, three home invaders gained access to a residence when they approached saying they were conducting a survey. One of the three males brandished a firearm and demanded money, while the third went inside. Jewelry and…

The Other Home Invasion

Hoarding Statistics

Many experts believe hoarding is a form of OCD, but not all health professionals agree. For example, a 2012 study at the National Institutes of Health concludes, “People with hoarding disorder have trouble making decisions about when to throw things…

The Farrans Fought Their HOA … And Won.

Sam and Maria Farran, who live in Olde Belhaven, a community in Fairfax County, VA,…

Real Estate Sharks Prey on Section 8 And Launch A Home Invasion

Lucinda is a victim of The Other Home Invasion. An unmarried career woman, she bought…

Rental Home Invasion … Possession by Force … Vacancy Invasion … Property Owner in Cleveland Faces Hostile Takeover by Squatter Tenants

On September 13, Home Invasion News received an email from Marcia A. Wrick, a property…

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