Crimes of Violence: Hospitals

Home Department written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many (a) violent assaults and (b) arrests took place in hospitals in Lancashire in each of the last 10 years;

(2) how many convictions for offences committed in hospitals in Lancashire were obtained in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State, Home Office

Information from the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service for physical assaults in Acute hospitals in the County of Lancashire is available for 2004-05 and 2005-06: with 297 physical assaults in 2004-05 and 343 physical assaults in 2005-06.

It is not possible to identify separately convictions for offences committed in hospitals from other information held centrally.

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