FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — Fayetteville police confirmed that a burglar was taken into the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with a non-life threatening gunshot wound after a homeowner caught him breaking into his home.
According to WNCN, the burglary happened at approximately 4:45 a.m. on a weekend. This just goes to show that a homeowner has to be prepared at all hours of the day and night to potentially deal with those who wish to break into his home.
We’ve covered quite a few home invasions in the Fayetteville area as it seems to be a veritable hot bed for burglaries and robberies. Fayetteville plays host city to major Army and Air Force installations yet it seems to be constantly plagued by property crimes and home invasions. In 2013, the city of Fayetteville ranked as one of the worst crime-ridden cities in the United States according to 2012 FBI crime statistics.
Analyzing crime statistics provided by the FBI and other sources, it appears the vast majority of violent crime and property crime occurs in vicinity of Pope Air Force Base and Fort Bragg but there’s also a significant amount of crime occurring at the intersection of interstate 95 and eastbound interstate highways abutting it.
It’s no mystery. A lot of drugs are manufactured, produced, and moved through the I-95 corridor. One of the major production valves is in the countryside where methamphetamines are made in some pretty rough conditions. One such meth lab was busted as recently as two months ago — after it exploded. Had it not exploded, authorities would probably not have found it in the first place.
Illegal drugs and bad socio-economic conditions breed new levels of crime. Outside major military installations, a whole network of people have grown up being dependent upon the trickle-down of military paychecks and it creates a very raw sense of desperation to these places.
For homeowners living in the Fayetteville area and surrounding countryside, being armed and staying armed isn’t just a nice thought — it’s a necessity of life.