continues to decline. The knee jerk reaction is to get a gun, but most of these robberies are done by kids, who wants to kill some neighbors brat kid?. That's not to say there aren't hard core criminals who mean to do you harm out there too. Most robbers want to take the path of least resistance, get in and out quick. In my opinion a good watch dog is the best deterrent and early alarm you could have. My German Shepard is well aware of anyone within 50 feet of my house, I don't know how he does it, if he can smell, hear or somehow just tell it. That little bit of alert time is just enough to either scare off the invader or to get to a gun and be ready if need be.
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