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Do More People Shoot Home Invaders?

In the three years since we started publishing HomeInvasionNews, we’ve detected an increase in incidents of homeowners who shoot home invaders. Some homeowners are  even killing people who attempt to forcibly break into their homes. By January 2013, we had already noticed an uptick in residents shooting at home invaders. But those stories were still somewhat unusual. In […]

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, […]

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Home Invasion: Answers to 12 Common Questions

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NOTE: Since writing this article on January 26, 2012, the Trayvon Martin shooting in Sanford, Florida, has raised a firestorm of controvery about “Stand Your Ground” laws. The Wikipedia entry on “Castle Doctrine,” upon which “Stand Your Ground” legislation is based, also is in flux. Home Invasion News recommends that you check for updates in […]

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Though the term “home invasion” is used extensively by the media to describe a certain type of crime, only a few states have laws that define and punish a crime called “home invasion.” The rest of the time, the term is used loosely, often to create headlines or express a point of view. Here at […]

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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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A brutal home invasion took place in Oklahoma City on July 20. The crime had all the earmarks of a “classic home invasion” — four people who forced their way into the home with weapons, demanded cash, drugs, and electronics from the four residents, and physically intimidated and harmed one of the residents. This crime, […]

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July 11, 2011 … House Bill 790 was introduced in the Maryland State Legislature on February 10, 2011. Titled the “Criminal Law — Home Invasion Violent Crime” bill, the purpose of the legislation (currently under consideration by the Maryland State Judiciary Committee) is to prohibit a person from breaking and entering the dwelling of another […]

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If you see a shocking infographic on the Internet displaying “home invasion statistics,” [see image below] ignore it. The facts cannot be verified and the presentation is misleading. In short, this is bogus information at its worst. Unfortunately, you see this chart everywhere on the internet, so let’s break it down. First of all — […]

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Home Invasion News scours the Internet daily for stories. Today we came across a quickie website called “Best Home Security Info, which featured a post titled “Home Invasion Survival Tips.” In this article, the site administrator, who calls himself “Dosh-Dosh,” essentially regurgitates the advice suggested by Global Security Experts, a highly regarded American company that […]

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