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Bad News – Most Criminals Get Away With It

Polite society likes to ignore some simple facts associated with crime.

Take this one for example: We are raised hearing the mantra that “crime doesn’t pay.”


Crime does pay. It pays pretty well too. Some might say it’s one of the best kept secret in personal finance.

Except it’s not a secret. It’s just a fact that makes a lot of folks uncomfortable, so they pretend it’s not true.

So what’s my point? Well, I’m not suggesting you quit your day job and go knock off a liquor store.

Here’s the real lesson, if every criminal got caught the first or even second time he committed a crime we would very quickly have them all locked up!

The reality is, only the bad or unlucky criminals get caught and locked up. And many of those that do get locked up use prison as a place to hone their skills. Once they’re back on the street, they are even more skilled.

That means that if you are targeted by a criminal you must assume you’re going up against a pro.

You are more than likely NOT his or her first victim. He has a plan. He knows how to get what he wants. How even knows how to get away with it.

He’s also used to winning. Most people shrink when faced down with a hardened criminal, or any criminal for that matter. They give him what he wants. Criminals thrive off the fear of violence. Violence is their business and they know it pretty well.

If you are reading this you probably know this already, but it’s easy even for those of us that aren’t naïve about crime to get lulled into a false sense of security.

The completely naïve think that they are pretty much safe all the time.

Others think that because they are aware of crime and have thought about what they would do (maybe they even carry a self-defense weapon) that they are prepared. I’m not here to pass judgement on anyone. But there is a fine line between confidence, and a dangerous level of over-confidence.

Remember, many criminals are very good at what they do. You need to train to survive a confrontation with a pro, not a beginner. You have to train to beat the best. So take your defensive training seriously.

If you carry a weapon, when was the last time you trained drawing and deploying it? Weapon or not, when was the last time you threw a few punches? Do you know how to transition from a weapon to bare hands in case of a malfunction (for firearms) or loss of control of an edged or blunt force weapon?

Even masters have to go through the motions to keep their skills sharp. So set aside some time each week to practice. Keep your skills sharp, because when it hits the fan you may be up against a rookie with big talk, or you may be up against a seasoned pro. You definitely do NOT want to find out the hard way.

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128 thoughts on “Bad News – Most Criminals Get Away With It”

  1. I have been locked up in prison and have seen them practice mugging techniques! I have also heard them talking about what potential victoms to leave alone! Even the hardened pros will leave a unstable victom alone because they can’t predict what the individual that’s talking to themselves will do next!!!! So when walking by yourself and to or more start to follow you start talking to yourself and waving your arms around!! It will save your life 9 times out of 10!!

  2. Hi – I agree with you completely – my husband and I are both pass our sell by dates and me and invalid to boot – it really put strain on the old man. we have a very good friend – Soke Henri Eksteen – who also try and convince the folks around here to – if not his DoJo any other one to learn self-defense – but you know how it is “it only happen to other people not me”. Keep up the good work

  3. True but when you live in a country where the law gets in the way of justice.sir fuck tard decides to sodomomize an 8 year old and the first thing is make sure all of its rights are in order.oh and God forbid you do the right thing basically this site is the right thing next thing you know you’re sharing a shower with Jesus and Mustapha thereon lies the problem.or you can get with any cop u.s.a who can show you every drug house but that would be entrapment.

  4. Remember about 15 to 20 years ago a thief used the home owners because he got injured doing his professional job and won the court case because he couldn’t do it anymore how’s that for ya

  5. As a former LEO I can attest to the accuracy of your article. The fact that our population density is growing and the change in our society from what it was a few years ago means that we are each more likely to encounter a criminal that would like to turn us into a vicktem. Therefore the training you provide is increasingly more valuable. Thanks and keep up the good work. Never, never give up.

  6. Great advice. Treat every villain as a seasoned fighter. The law protects the guilty.Never give up. Use every means possible if attacked.Show no mercy. Listen to Bob Pierce.

  7. Before I filled out the comment section I watched a few of your videos and read the comments of others. I believe we need all the training we can get and should practice it when ever possible. I have lived among a large number of the harden criminals and they don’t care what happens to you. Keep the gun handy but also learn some counter moves should you loose control of it. I am 70 years old and need all the advantages I can get.

  8. I trained almost every day growing up in a bad neighborhood. Now I am disabled so I conceal carry and use a fighting cane.

  9. I sleep with my 9 mm, next to my bed, and a 12 gauge near the hallway door, and my concealed 38 when in public, so far i’ve not had any problem, and hope i don”t, but, i will not hesitate to use any gun to protect my family and myself from the punks and thugs in and aroud my neighborhood. I live away from town in a somewhat isolated area.

  10. As my Krav Maga instructors say, criminals don’t have an alternate plan. They have an alternate victim. Keep your head on a swivel!

  11. Lots of practical advice. Train today and hope you do not need to deploy your skills tomorrow….but you will be ready.


  13. I do carry weapons for self defense but you are right. Always be prepared for anything. If you are not thinking several steps ahead you are most likely going to end up a victim at the mercy of someone who has none.
    Train yourself to react quickly because if you have to think about your next move you have already lost the fight.

  14. I couldn’t agree more…You must attain a certain mind set, and keep it. Being an X-con, I will only say that criminals will always have an upper hand if you are not instantly prepared as they will be.

  15. I honestly believe that MORE THAN 50% of crimes would end IF “HOODIES” WE’RE OUTLAWED!! You don’t need a HOODIE to keep your ears warm–you can use wool pullovers! Keep on doing what you’re doing and STAY IN CONDITION YELLOW!!

  16. I’ve always been into Weight Training and Martial Arts. Nowadays I keep up my Boxing Fitness classes. In the UK I reckon that’s the best solution.

  17. Very good advise to keep people on their toes and stay fit and ready for any situation. Practice makes perfect.

  18. I highly appreciate your dedication to inform as many individuals that you can. You’re very well aware of reality and offers a good choice of responses. Thanks you for putting it out there.

  19. I agree with you. Every should be very much aware of the now existing dangers and be prepared to handle most situations. I spent nearly 45 years as a law enforcement and know what you mean. I inmersed myself in martial arts, just about any type ever since my childhood, I am 78 years old and the older I become the more I realize that being prepared and ready is not a hobby but a need nowadays. Most oF the punks keep training themselves constantly. Crime is an act of violence that occurs at anytime, because it is an act of opportunity and desire. Women and elders are common targets. So therefore I agree 100% with you. I am always looking to learn more to defense myself and my loved ones and those in need of assistance. Keep it up Bob you are in the right track.

  20. Thanks for this post Bob. It was a reminder that I need to train with weapons I do have, and consider picking up another one or two. As a driver I have to be aware of my surroundings at all times. Are there any videos for self-defense when you’re in a vehicle?

  21. Until there is MASSIVE prison reform….and our judicial system gets the same reformation as well….this ‘dog chasing it’s tail’ scenario will continue. Having said that, I do believe we will begin to see armed citizens starting to take their neighborhoods back. People can only take so much. It could get ugly.

  22. Absolutely true. The smartest crooks are the ones who move around and so don’t get caught! And practice makes perfect!!

  23. Criminals at the bottom steal hundreds and thousands. Criminals at the top steal millions and billions. Crime has always paid. Hand to hand combat training, weapons training and situational awareness training are what I try to stay on top of.