Defense Against Crime

February 19, 2013

Denial – A Criminals’ Greatest Tool

What would you do if you suddenly came face-to-face with a criminal? In these times, it is highly likely that young women are the majority target for criminals. However, crime can happen to anyone, at any place, and at any time.

Here Are the Facts

According to the US Department of Justice-FBI-Criminal Justice Information Services Division, law enforcement agencies throughout the nation reported an increase of 1.9 percent in the number of violent crimes in 2012. The violent crime category includes murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The number of property crimes in the United States in 2012 increased 1.5 percent. Property crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. Arson is also a property crime, but data for arson are not included in property crime totals. Figures for 2012 indicate that arson increased 3.2 percent when compared to 2011 figures from the same time period. (http://www.fbi.gov)


However, many of these crimes could have been avoided if citizens didn’t live under the delusion that it could not have happened to them and would have just taken simple precautions. But, they did not and in many cases there is one simple reason –Denial. Many people live under the misconception that bad things only happen to bad people who live in or go thru in bad neighborhoods. Perhaps they aren’t looking or reading at the name news I do or perhaps there is a different reason.

Don’t live in Denial

De-ni-al [dih-nahy-uh] –NOUN – disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing. NOT A RIVER IN AFRICA

Many people think that it they are impervious to crime. “It won’t happen to me” is their rule of life, instead of “it could happen to me.” While the crimes mentioned above are on the rise, Home invasions are quickly becoming the most common type of armed assault in the United States. According to that same crime data One Property Related Crime happens every 3 minutes, and, every 12 seconds a home is invaded by going right through the front or back door. But none of the victims ever thought that it would ever happen to them. The same can be said of people who are involved in robberies, rapes, assaults, and most other crimes. Denial is what prevents you from taking reasonable and responsible actions of measures from reducing your likelihood of being the next crime victim. Take this Home Security Test

  1. Does the door to your residence have a peep hole?
  2. Do you have an up to date home inventory?
  3. Do you have a working Alarms system?
  4. Do you have motion sensors or a Dog?
  5. Do you always have your doors and windows locked even when you are home?
  6. Do you have a self-defense device in reach when you may need it?
  7. If you door is kicked in when you are home could your react?
  8. Do you keep valuable in your car?
  9. Is your garage always locked?
  10. Are you always mindful of who is around you when you go out?
  11. Does your phone or computer have a secure password?
  12. If it comes down to us or them, are you prepared?
  13. Do you know and can use Self-Defense Techniques?
  14. Do you have a plan to handle different crimes, including home invasion?

We must understand that it is our primary responsibility to protect ourselves and our loved ones, because the police, if they are notified are going to take about 10-15 minutes to go get there. For example, I was outside my church once and I tested the front door. The door was unlocked, but the alarm was on. I had to go inside and reset the alarm, and lock the door. Almost 20 minutes later, the police showed up. What if this was your home, and a armed burglar entered while you were there? But many people don’t think this kind of thing will happen to them? Try doing an internet search on home invasions or any other crime in your city. See if you can get a crime map or crime statistics where you live, where you work, where you shop? Getting information is the best wake up call to break the mindset of denial.

After you have come to the conclusion that you have to be prepared, get a plan and put it into action. While I don’t personally advocate lethal self-defense for everyone, I do leave that choice to my readers. Guns aren’t for everyone, but if you do decide to legally get a hand gun, KNOW HOW TO USE IT RESPONSIBALLY. Whatever you decide to use, LEARN HOW TO USE IT RESPONSIBALLY.

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable personal protection products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime. If you want to take personal responsibility for yourself, your home or your business, purchase our high quality discount personal protection products and arm yourself with the knowledge of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.


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