That's a silly cliche that MAY apply to urban populations. The rest of the statement may be true but many bad guys aren't too bright and most smart one understand nighttime risks. Most people don't have the resources for a 1 yr supply of food much less thermal sights. As I've said before, each individual has to prioritize their preps. Food, water, shelter, first aid, no-frills weapons that can take a beating and don't require batteries, solar heating/cooking are my top onedIf you prep for any situation you are a target. If I were a bad guy intent on taking stuff from others I would do it at night with my thermal.