The line between life and death is paper thin. True, we all have an expiration date, but false is the idea that until then we must live in fear of violence. Simple personal protection items can mean the difference between life and death for violent crime victims across the world. With the right precautionary choices, that paper thin line will become a phone book of thickness- and have you ever tried to cut through a phone book? It’s quite difficult.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice (2011 Statistics), Every 4.1 in 1,000 females between the ages of 12 and 17 experienced rape or sexual assault between 2005-2010 and every 3.7 in 1,000 between the ages of 18-34. That’s 0.4% of women between the ages of 12 and 34.
Let’s think about this. If a 100,000 seat football stadium is full of women, about 400 of those women are highly likely to be a victim of sexual violence. I don’t know about you, but with that visual- I can’t live with 0.4%. If you don’t want to or don’t have time to take self-defense classes, at least, for your own sake- purchase a personal protection item like Mace or Pepper Spray.
Let’s look at violent crime statistics for our entire population. “In 2011, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced an estimated 5.8 million violent victimizations and 17.1 million property victimizations.” With a population of 314 million, that means 1.9% are likely to experience a violent crime. So if we’re looking at the same 100,000 seat football stadium scattered with both men and women, about 1900 people are going to experience violence first hand.
This goes without saying all the undocumented violence out there. Do you have a plan to protect yourself? We have some great choices for both Mace and Pepper Spray here at Home Security Store to keep you protected.
If you’re looking for the simple key chain pepper spray, the 17 Grams Mace Pepper Guard is a great investment. For something with a little quicker action, the StreetWise Designer Pink Camo Pepper Spray offers a belt clip, a sweet disguise and accessibility at a moment’s notice.
We also carry pepper spray blasters, or as I like to call them- Weapons of Optical Destruction. If you want to destroy a violent offender, the Pink MACE Pepper Gun fires out a stream of pepper spray up to 25 feet! If that wasn’t enough, it also has a trigger-activated bright LED light for perfect aim at night. Want something even stronger? Our Kimber Pepper Blaster II discharges pepper spray at 90 miles per hour and fires through clothing, masks and around glasses!
Depending on how much protection you want to have, you have options. But with these staggering statistics and – let’s face it- the decline of the Western Empire right before our eyes, cover your back and more importantly, start building up the thickness of that phone book.