What does a home invasion look like?

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While we can find no consistent definition of “home invasion” (either from a legal or law enforcement viewpoint), certain characteristics come to mind when we hear the term:

• forced, physical entry
• use of some sort of weapon
• more than one perpetrator
• physical contact with or physical assault of or the victims
• loud demands for cash, credit cards, or other hidden valuables
• theft of property.

The dramatization here demonstrates the nature of home invasions, as we are coming to distinguish them from other crimes.

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