Senator Says Two to Three Thefts in Churches Each Day in Belgium
According to Senator Guido de Padt, the Minister of the Interior Joëlle Milquet reports that two to three churches or chapels are robbed every day in Belgium and vandalism occurs, on average, more than once a day.The data provided is from 2012 and indicates that even though there has been a small decrease in registered break-ins against churches and chapels from the numbers provided in 2011 and 2010, there has been an increase in robberies.
Break-ins: 2012 (304), 2011 (324), 2010 (351)
Robberies: 2012 (829), 2011 (771)
Vandalism: 2012 (416), 2011 (508)