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I keep on falling.. [Jun. 14th, 2008|05:58 pm]
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• Burglary is the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. A person can be convicted of burglary even if nothing was actually stolen.
• A burglary occurs approximately every 15 seconds in the United States.
• On average, a burglary results in a dollar loss of about $1,600.
• About 30 percent of all burglaries are classified as "unlawful entry," meaning the burglar was able to gain entry without using force — often through an unlocked door or window.
• Nearly 66 percent of all burglaries are residential, and of those, 62 percent occur during the daytime. Most burglaries occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., when no one is likely to be at home.
• Renters are more likely to be the victims of property crime than homeowners.
• Only 13 percent of reported burglaries are solved, or "cleared," by the police.
• Only about 15 percent of property stolen in burglaries is recovered by the police.
• Nearly 85 percent of all burglaries occur in large metropolitan areas.
• Almost half of the nation's reported burglaries occur in the South: 45 percent, as opposed to the Northeast's 11, the Midwest's 20 and the West's 24.
• The highest percentage of burglaries occur during the summer months of July and August, when many people are away from their homes on vacation, or have left windows open for ventilation.
• Arrest records reported to the FBI indicate that approximately 70 percent of all burglary arrestees are white and 86 percent are male.
• About 30 percent of private homes have security systems. Homes without security systems are two to three times more likely to be broken into.

Have you ever been burglarized?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfWlyTbXPz8&feature=related

And here's some models faltering.
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From: christinaathena
2008-06-14 11:00 pm (UTC)
Interesting stats.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-15 05:28 am (UTC)
I thought so. *nod*
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[User Picture]From: harmonic_motion
2008-06-14 11:00 pm (UTC)
Am I first? :-D
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[User Picture]From: harmonic_motion
2008-06-14 11:00 pm (UTC)
Dang!
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[User Picture]From: monicarnsg
2008-06-14 11:02 pm (UTC)
Never been burgled. I am going to get a sign that says I have a security system even though I don't.

Haha to the model falling on their faces. There is a God!
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[User Picture]From: thecolourclear
2008-06-14 11:18 pm (UTC)
We still have ours up though the alarms been disabled for about ten years now.
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[User Picture]From: ebourland
2008-06-14 11:06 pm (UTC)
*checks windows*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-15 05:32 am (UTC)
;) Glad to be of service.
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[User Picture]From: zoombinilover
2008-06-14 11:09 pm (UTC)
A couple days after we moved into my house in college, someone broke in during the middle of the night. They took my computer and three purses. Of course, the fact that we had no windowshades and the vast majority of our luggage was left in the middle of our living room was probably rather enticing to anyone walking by . . .
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-15 05:33 am (UTC)
Eeep! *HUGS* That blows!
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[User Picture]From: thecolourclear
2008-06-14 11:17 pm (UTC)
Normally, at my parents' house, no-one is home between ... ten and ... six. Well, back when I was with them for a few months, I was home during the day because I was working nights. I wake up around noon and hear this terrible banging noise, I thought it was the agitator on our washing machine (which is currently over 20 years old) going out of whack again, so I head downstairs to the laundry to see and there's a man in a baseball cap trying to shoulder his way into our deadbolted back door. It was freakin' scary. And of course, you know, they never caught the guy and our neighbourhood freaked out for a bit about the thought of someone buglering them.

Yeah, that's my story. :)
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From: lrn567
2008-06-14 11:58 pm (UTC)
We have a security system.
but one time, i was over at a friend's house, which didn't have one.
We were in her basement, which kind of has huge glass doors that lead out to her pool, and it was about 11:45. We were seriously wrapped up in Rock Band. ((which was lame lol for us.))
But when I looked over at the doors for some reason, I saw this guy. And it freaked me out so badly. When he saw that I was looking at him, he bolted, but I still ran up the stairs.
We locked ourselves in her closet until about 4 AM.
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2008-06-15 12:35 am (UTC)
I have been burglarized. It feels horrible.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-15 06:15 am (UTC)
*hugs* Sorry darling.
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[User Picture]From: frontdoorangel
2008-06-15 12:58 am (UTC)
We've never been burglarized but, we were almost burglarized when I was about 10. We lived in a really tall house because the basement was further above ground than normal and my parents and I lived on the two floors above and they rented out the basement apartment to a nice older lady who wasn't married but,had a steady boyfriend. Well, thank goodness for the steady boyfriend. One night he hears this banging on the basement door and when he opened it there was a guy with a huge steak knife trying to get into the basement. He must not have realized that it was its own apartment with residents. The lady's boyfriend basically chased him down the street. Scary. I don't know how people who actually get broken into and have things stolen continue to live where they lived.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-15 06:17 am (UTC)
Holy crap! That's SO scary!!! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: artwhoreforhire
2008-06-15 01:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, but it was by my roommates...so no one broke in. According to the cops, that's not a crime, fyi.
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From: lennoxmacbeth
2008-06-15 01:47 am (UTC)
Cops can be iffy about things like that, but if a roommate takes something of yours without your permission, it is a crime. This type of thing happens a lot on college campuses. Cops (and campus security) just don't like to touch such cases, because of lack of proof of who owned it, especially if it was a theoretically shared item, like a microwave or other appliance.
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[User Picture]From: sparkly_sparky
2008-06-15 01:20 am (UTC)
well when i was like 3 we were. and before i was born my moms weding gifts and her dress were stolen. i thought that was rather sad.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-15 06:19 am (UTC)
That's awful!!! :( *huggles*
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From: lennoxmacbeth
2008-06-15 01:52 am (UTC)
Never been burgled, and I hope it stays that way. I do some things that are TECHNICALLY unsafe (like leaving my door unlocked when I walk down to the bathroom) but in general I have to have faith in the lock on my door. I lock my door when I'm asleep or when I leave the building, and I take my laptop with me whenever I can. I just leave the rest up to good luck and hope that my dorm mates are not dickheads.

When I had my own house/apartment, I kept my door locked at all times. I couldn't afford security on our home, and the apartments I lived in didn't provide security for the most part. (One had front-door security, where anyone without a keycode had to be buzzed in by a resident - that was it.)

As far as the models/runway thing goes...I have a huge long rant on that, but it can be summed up in this: 1) Slippery surfaces = NO. 2) Heels = NO. (These girls are tall enough on their own.) 3) That idiotic "strut" in clothing inappropriate for that gait = NO.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-15 06:21 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it hasn't happened to you. *hugs*

And yeah, it's a bad combination. lol
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[User Picture]From: heywood417
2008-06-15 01:59 am (UTC)
I had an attempted burglary occur at my old house...

Took me a while to find the post:

http://heywood417.livejournal.com/586870.html
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-15 06:23 am (UTC)
Eep! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: megthra
2008-06-15 03:51 am (UTC)
Somebody stole my bike once... It was a really really nice bike that my Mom bought me for Christmas when we were really poor. My aunt bought me a replacement, it wasn't as good, it was used and rusty. I was very devastated. It was the only thing that was stolen, so that was a bit of a relief.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-15 06:24 am (UTC)
Aww!! *HUGS* :(
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[User Picture]From: somafeysuicides
2008-06-15 07:47 am (UTC)
When I was in the 6th grade and my bro in the 3rd, it was the last day of school and our mom was gonna take us to dinner but my bro *had* to pee at our house because he has social anxiety disorder.

We got home and noticed the back door open. I noticed my stereo missing. Mom runs out of her room and says, "We were robbed" I still can see how horrified she was.

The cops where called and turns out the guys that were repaving our driveway broke into our house and stole my stereo (the big boom box kind), my mom's little tiny black and white TV and almost took my bro's Super Nintendo and VCR. The biggest loss to my mom was some tape recordings I made when I was 3 or so that my mom found and wanted my dad to listen to; it was in the stereo.

We had a few alarm systems after that.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-15 06:46 pm (UTC)
Aww!!! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: boiledhamster
2008-06-15 01:24 pm (UTC)
I totally believe the stats about most burglaries being in the south. I live near Atlanta, and it is seriously on the news every day. Lately a group of guys has been breaking into stores and stealing jeans. The media has been calling them the "blue jean bandits". Kinda pathetic and sad.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-15 06:47 pm (UTC)
*blink* Wow. That's kinda lame.
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