5.) According to a 2011 U.S. Fire Administration report, you are 58 times more likely to be involved in an assault than you are to be injured in a home fire. Chances are that you have fire insurance on your home, right?
4.) According to a 2011 FBI Administration report, one out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
3.) The North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem commented on the state’s Uniform Crime Report from 2012, which was released on Tuesday, and said “was not a rosy one,” . Crime increased 7.9 percent in North Dakota in 2012 compared to 2011, and violent crime increased 7.2 percent. A record 243 rapes were reported in the state last year, up from 207 in 2011. The state’s 20 murders in 2013 was the highest number for a single year since 22 were reported in 1993.
2.) Chief among Stenehjem’s concerns for crime in the state are aggravated assaults, rapes, human trafficking and organized criminal enterprises (a.k.a. Gangs). Rapes increased 17 percent statewide from 2011 to 2012, while aggravated assaults increased 3 percent.
1.) It’s too hard to carry a police officer! When seconds count, help is minutes away.
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Beth is the founder of Pretty Loaded. On a mission to install strength, awareness, and confidence, Beth began her journey as an educator and National speaker after a close encounter with a would-be predator. She has trained thousands of people in person, and through her online training around the world. Her safety videos reach millions globally! Beth is an NRA Pistol Instructor and an NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor. She is responsible for starting National Situational Awareness Day and this was approved by the registrar of the National Day Calendar. Beth has been featured on Consumer Reports, Elite Readers, BuzzFeed, ViralNova, and many more networks. Beth loves spending her time reading, running, cooking, and painting. She is married and has four wonderful young girls, organic chickens, and lives on an organic produce farm and vineyard.