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7 Ways To Protect Your Place of Worship From Crime

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 10, 2022 1:00:00 PM

In British Columbia, police reported a 60 percent increase in hate crimes between 2019 and 2020. And just this month in Regina, racist graffiti was sprayed on a local business. 

Then there’s the continuous stream of news articles about places of worship – churches being damaged in Victoria, Edmonton mosques being vandalized, racist graffiti on a Sikh temple in Calgary, anti-Semitic graffiti on Victoria’s Jewish Life and Learning Centre. 

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Topics: Verified Video Surveillance, Place of Worship

Hate Crimes are on The Rise Across Canada: Here’s How to Protect Your Place of Worship

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jun 28, 2019 11:00:00 AM

2,073 – that is the unfortunate number of hate crimes that were reported across Canada in 2017 and it continues to rise every year.

Common targets of hate crimes are religious organizations, such as churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, as well as objects associated with worship located in or around these communal properties.

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Topics: Place of Worship

Why Your Church or Place of Worship Should Reevaluate Its Security System

Posted by Joe Wilson

May 15, 2018 8:11:36 AM

Faith-based organizations and places of worship are known for having open doors and accepting environments but, just like any other section of society, they are vulnerable to criminals.

Crimes targeting faith organization are uniquely defined in the Criminal Code as ‘Mischief Relating to Religious Property' - damage against a property that is “primarily used for religious worship, including a church, mosque, synagogue or temple, or an object associated with religious worship located in or on the grounds of such a building or structure, or a cemetery." 

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Topics: Place of Worship, Church

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