No federal agency keeps track of killings at houses of worship. The following statistics for fatal attacks on property of religious institutions are compiled from news reports as well as a database created by Carl Chinn, who has lived through two attacks, including a gunman's assault on his church in 2007.
SOURCE: | By Tobey - The Washington Post - September 30, 2009
Sense of Sanctuary Lost As Church Attacks Spike Article | The youth choir belted out "O Happy Day" as folks trickled in through the church doors. Few noticed the accountant sitting in the back pew, his eyes flickering over each latecomer.