We see the acts of violence and terror on the news and our brains work hard to close the cognitive dissonance by working to convince ourselves that we are safe and those things can't happen to us. Frankly, those crimes and news worthy stories are statistically rare. The odds of most of them coming to your front door could be relatively low … until it happens. Until the day when you become the minority in the statistic. The day when you are chosen at random as the victim of the modern criminal. But in case you want some hard figures:
The odds of having a home invasion in America in 2016 were 1 in 128.4. How many homes are in your sub division?
The odds of being murdered in America this year are 1 in 19,912. What is the population ...