Why do I get the feeling this temple was more secure before the study was published?
In the city of Oroville, north of Sacramento, the Chinese Temple listed on the National Register of Historic Places, stands as a California landmark and an epitome of Chinese culture. Playing the role of a museum, it is home to hundreds of priceless Chinese artefacts, including embroidered tapestries, parade parasols, medicinal herbs, and gold to name but a few.
Beyond its rich cultural heritage, the Temple is also open to the public and provides worship services for devotees far and beyond the city. The limited number of staff and the lack of a large organised security department make the Temple highly prone to theft and burglary. The layout of the buildings resembles traditional Chinese architecture with pillars and angles that make it challenging for caretakers to monitor activities when it is flooded with visitors. Reliance on public law enforcement is not an efficient solution due to lag between the times of reporting and the arrival of law enforcers.