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The following headline appear in the Peoria Times: “Peoria Police Arrest Father and Son in Home Invasion.” At least four other news sources repeated the “home invasion” characteristic: MyFoxPhoenix.com; abc15.com; AZCentral.com; and KPHO.com. The Home Invasion News reading of this crime has zero components of a “classic home invasion.” In some ways, we feel this […]

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Last September, ABC News ran a story titled “The White Picket Offense: Homeowners’ Associatons Crack Down.” The articles address a variety of HOA squabbles, including personal signage, fencing, non-payment of dues, lawn care, paint, and other iron-clad dictates. Here at Home Invasion News we’ve had some personal experiences with a homeowners association — BAD personal […]

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This story from KPHO.com in Phoenix, Arizona, doesn’t spell out — but does suggest — two themes that Home Invasion News sees in a good percentage of “home invasion” crimes. Both themes indicate that many media-reported home invasions have some relationship to the drug trade: 1. The assailants knew the victim. In “classic home invasion,” […]

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When it comes to a terrifying event such as a home invasion, your actions within the first few seconds are crucial to the survival of you and your family. Planning ahead is critical and the very lives of you and your family depend on you being levelheaded and prepared. by Jordan Frankel What Should You […]

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Two federal agencies are active in fighting the violent crime that may be associated with home invasions. In January 1992, the FBI announced the Safe Streets Violent Crime Initiative, designed to allow each field office to address violent street gangs and drug-related violence through the establishment of FBI-sponsored, long-term, proactive task forces focusing on violent […]

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Remember Old Cape Cod where Patti Page promised “You’re sure to fall in love”? Not so much anymore. This once quiet community of “quaint little villages” has reported one incredibly persistent home invasion. The victim? A 77 year-old retired nurse with serious health problems that made her the target of eight attempted or completed home […]

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We’ve been taking a look around the Web, sniffing out home invasion products and services geared to safeguarding you and your family. We can’t endorse or recommend any of the services listed here. For one thing, we don’t always agree with the way various websites characterize the home invasion threat. We certainly can’t verify the […]

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The Security Sensei, Jordan Frankel, takes questions from Home Invasion News readers. Here, Jordan describes how to back-up your home alarm system and why that is so important. . Q. I have been advised to install cellular back-up to my home alarm system. Is this worthwhile? A. Absolutely, yes! A cellular back-up dialer is a necessity […]

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