"Members of the clergy are being advised to take off their dog collars when they are on their own, to reduce the risk of being attacked. All that does is to attract people who see the dog collars, and if they are motivated towards violence, it puts them [clergy] in a very difficult situation."
National Churchwatch also says that most police forces do not specifically record crime against places of worship.
However, it says that crime against churches continues to be a problem, and there is "plenty we can do to help reduce it".
It's still true.