One in four keep a weapon at home for security

Sarah Coles
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A truly alarming survey has revealed that 51% of people are worried about being broken into, and an astonishing 23% admit to keeping some kind of weapon or heavy object close at hand in case of intruders.

So why are they so worried. what steps are they taking, and what should they be doing?