That is partly due to the fact that we are able to have weapons and kill the scum that attempt to invade our homes. An 80-year-old woman stands no chance against some 240 lb 25 year-old male with a bat, knife, broom, her handbag. etc. Put a .357 in her hand and she can stop that dirtb@g in his tracks. Was he intending on killing her? Who knows? Who really cares? I'm not putting my trust in the "better angels" of some criminal in my house late at night. I assume they are there to do the worst. I'll empty the clip of zombie killers and hydra-shoks and reload. The police will be there after the fact to investigate, which is all they ever do.