Home invasions are rare, even after spate of crimes in Greater Boston
Boston Globe - 07/31/2017
Police have said two of the incidents are connected, and some have been random. Home invasions generally involve assailants who are searching for firearms, drugs, or money, and are specifically targeting their victims, though at least one of the recent incidents may have been a case of mistaken identity.
“[Home invasions] revolve around the perception that there’s something in the house of value,” said Jack McDevitt, a Northeastern University criminologist. “They are rare.”