Chester Quarles, Professor Emeritus Criminal Justice at the University of Mississippi
Individual victims may be significantly harmed in any crime.
When the crime occurs at church, however, the danger is that the fellowship may be harmed, along with attendance.
Folks don’t ordinarily worship at sites they are afraid to visit. There is also a strong liability issue. When a civil suit results from a harm at your site, the usual claim is that the church “did not exercise ordinary care.”