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2.5 violent crimes per 100 beds in US hospitals: 2013

This survey report is based on responses from 242 US and Canadian hospitals — and the statistics are broken out for the two countries.  I’m going to report on just the US statistics in this post.

CRIME RATE IN HOSPITALS: 2013: US

  1. 2.5 violent crimes / 100 beds / year
  2. 11.1 assaults / 100 beds / year
  3. 39.2 disorderly conduct instances / 100 beds / year
  4. 0.5 burglaries / 100 beds / year
  5. 7.8 thefts / 100 beds / year
  6. 0.24 motor vehicle thefts / 100 beds / year
  7. 2.3 vandalism instances / 100 beds / year

Sources:

Vellani, K.H.  The 2014 IHSSF crime survey.  Journal of Healthcare Protection Management.  30(2):28-35, [Spring 2014].

IHSS Foundation.  Healthcare Crime Survey, 2014.  Click here to access: http://ihssf.org/PDF/crimesurvey2014.pdf  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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