Survey: Hospital violent crime rate up, property crime rate down in 2018
from Campus Safety
Last year, U.S. hospitals experienced both an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime, according to the latest International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation Healthcare Crime Survey results. First, the bad news. The violent crime rate increased from 1.0 incidents per 100 beds in 2016 (when the last survey was completed) to 1.4 last year. Of all the workplace violence incidents reported, the vast majority (85%) were categorized as Type 2: "Violence directed at employees by customers, clients, patients, students, inmates or any others for who an organization provides services."
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