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To date, over 541,000 people have watched this YouTube video, which shows a home invasion in progress. The video not only records the entire home invasion on CCTV, but runs simultaneously with the homeowner’s 911 call, creating a full-fledged “movie replay” with sound and high definition film. The video launches with the homeowner’s 911 telephone […]

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The following headline caught our eye. “Classic Home Invasion Hits Connecticut Again.” First, thank you for using the term “classic home invasion,” which Home Invasion News defined when we began this website in July. More significantly, check out how the intruders got into the house. Classic Home Invasion Hits Connecticut Again 8/15/11 As the story […]

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On September 13, Home Invasion News received an email from Marcia A. Wrick, a property owner in Cleveland, OH. The subject of her email caught our attention. Titled “A new type of invasion and police attitudes about neighbor disputes,” the email contained the following story in Marcia Wrick’s own words. I am a landlord and […]

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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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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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“A burglary happens every 14 seconds in the U.S.” Home Invasion News has seen that statistic reported all over the Internet, particularly on security websites or places where security products and services are being sold. “Says WHO?” we wondered. To find out, we searched that exact phrase — “burglary every 14 seconds in the U.S.” […]

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Let’s be clear. Home Invasion News does not have statistics or research to confirm our impressions. We wish we did. Having said that — and after reading hundreds of home invasion news stories over the past three months — we have an impression based on what the researchers call “empirical evidence” — that is, evidence […]

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The Cheshire, Connecticut home invasion, which occurred on July 23, 2007, may be the most well-known home invasion in recent memory. The crime was committed by Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky. Hayes was sentenced to death. Komisarjevsky is still awaiting trial. The Connecticut General Assembly enacted one of America’s six state home invasion laws a […]

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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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Criminals who perpetrate home invasion robberies are nearly always armed. Many wield knives and guns, but some have used objects commonly used for self-defense. Here are some examples recently in the news. When apprehended, a pair of home invasion suspects in Deltona, Florida, had a cache of stolen police gear — a GPS unit, bulletproof […]

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