IAHSSF Crime and Incident Survey – 2014

US Hospitals

For comparison purposes, it might be beneficial to compare your hospital’s crime rates to those presented above.  The formula to calculate the crime rate per 100 beds is:

Crime Rate = (x / Beds) * 100

where x is the total crime for each crime type and
Beds is the number of beds at your hospital
Example:  (17 assaults / 360 beds) = 0.047 * 100 = 4.7 assaults per bed

It is important to remember that the use of crime rates is simply to provide context and allow for comparisons to other hospitals.  Bed count, as discussed above, is not the only indicator of a hospital’s size.