burglary

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Gun-free home sign

Steve Fischer wrote: Place a large placard either in the window of your home/apt or on a sign on the grass saying: THIS IS A GUN-FREE HOME ….. then let’s wait a couple of months and see how many of those homes get burglarized. Martin Gleeson writes: Here’s one for the anti-gun-control advocates. Put up…

“At-home” burglaries

Mark Gibson writes: And Waller and Okihiro (1978, p. 31) reported that 44% of burglarized Toronto residences were occupied during the burglaries, with 21% of the burglaries resulting in confrontations between victim and offender. Waller and Okihiro did not have enough money to conduct a full victim survey of Toronto, so concentrated on some high…

“At-home” burglaries

Jim De Arras said: Well, Mr. Lambert, lets have the numbers for .au, and see where the trend leads us. Here are all the numbers I have. Country % at-home % gun homicide burglaries ownership rate Netherlands 48 2 0.9 England 26-59 5 0.7 Australia 10 20 2.0 Canada 10 31 2.1 USA 14 49…

“At-home” burglaries

Jim De Arras said: 60% of all house burglaries in GB occur while the house is occupied. Less than 10% here. More than 50% of homes here have firearms, less than 5% there. I’ve proven that the mere existence without use of most guns in homes in the USA makes even your gunless home safer…

“At-home” burglaries

The percentage of at-home burglaries is higher in the US (14%) than it is in Canada (10%). If guns account for the difference it is because US burglars are more likely to be armed and feel that they can take on the residents. US data comes from the National Crime Survey 1979-87. In 14.7% of…

“At-home” burglaries

The Terminator said: In England, the percentage of burglaries committed when the occupants are at home is something like 30%, while in the US, it’s around 9%. Let me add two more data points that I was able to find: Canada (Edmonton) 10% (Canadian Urban Victimization Survey #9) and Australia (Victoria) <10% (Burglary, a Social…