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Old 03-19-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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I just watched the news of a woman's home being hit in East Valley.

Do you think the burglary rate is on the rise? What should a person do if he finds out there are thieves outside his door?
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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It depends on who you are.

If you are affiliated with any opposing force of said 'thieves' you should hide someplace where people don't hide (a cabinet underneath the sink maybe) or, get your ass out of there if at all possible.

If you are a trained in any combat (military, UFC, boxing, etc.) and they are not armed with a gun/combat knife use anything around you as a weapon for self-defense after calling the cops. Most of the time, the 'thieves' are wimps, but it is a risk.
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:04 PM
 
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There was an article (headlines actually) in our local paper yesterday that gave statistics on the rise in burglaries in Santa Clarita this year. Numbers have doubled compared to last year. I don't recall the exact figures but it was somewhere in the area of 12 since the start of the year last year and 22 in the same period this year for home burglaries. Scary part is that this year there have also been 2 successful and 1 unsuccessful home invasion type of crime where the thugs broke down the front door. There have been an increase not only in home break ins, car break ins and car thefts as well. Hope we aren't headed in the direction of Charlotte, N.C. where this is commonplace even in the nicer, "safer" suburb areas!
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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It looks like she confronted twice. The first time she confronted him in her backyard, he left. He came back later and knocked on the front door, in which she opened. She should never have opened her door or confronted him, your best bet is to call 911 and keep your doors locked. If she had a gun, she should keep it near her until the police arrive. From the pictures on the news it looked like she had a security screen door; makes them useless if you open them to strangers.


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I just watched the news of a woman's home being hit in East Valley.

Do you think the burglary rate is on the rise? What should a person do if he finds out there are thieves outside his door?
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:02 AM
 
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First off, one story on the news is not an indication of the frequency of occurrence.

Secondly, crime rates, particularly theft related, tend to be pretty closely correlated with unemployment rates, so you should expect crimes like these to be on the rise. When the economy recovers they will fall.
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