As far as I can make out, the British legal position is that criminals have a perfect right to rob/rape/murder you

A businessman who attacked two thieves caught red-handed in a night-time raid was arrested after defending his property, a court has heard.

(Oh, BTW, snobby types who sneer at the Daily Kardashian Mail: ask yourselves why it’s the only British paper a lot of non-Brits bother to read on a regular basis. It’s probably not because everyone is so interested in who some X Factor star we’ve never heard of is bonking.)