It seems that it might be safer to attend an Australian strip show than to go to church.
The latest data, compiled by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, showed 1600 people were charged with committing a range of 27 offences in the state’s “places of worship” in 2008.
Surprisingly, the figures showed only 282 people were charged in premises classified as adult entertainment over the same offences.
Except — and I do hate to ruin a funny story — the newspaper article says nothing about the number of premises involved. I suspect that there may be many more churches than strip clubs, which would mean that per venue, churches would be safer.
If that latter assumption is not true, though, let me know — it would mean Australia is actually Flying Spaghetti Monster paradise.