One in four British families keep weapons
London, Sep 23 (IANS) A study in Britain has found more than a quarter of British homeowners keeping at least some sort of weapon for protection against intruders.
Researchers found nearly one in 10 adults not feeling safe at home while 27 percent keeping a weapon 'just in case', Daily Mail reported Sunday. Over a third of those have something close at hand, with the most popular places being either by or under the bed.
According to the poll by insurance firm Swinton, 17 percent of the people keep a weapon by the front door.
The most common of the weapons being a baseball bat, followed by a heavy-duty torch. But one in ten has a walking stick as defence against intruders. Sports equipment, such as golf clubs, were also listed.
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