|No more crimes in NHS facilities, protect the people!|
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Every year in the UK 60,000 crimes are registered in NHS buildings and the police receives about a call every 10 minutes to report a crime in a NHS facility. In 2013 crime rate in hospitals raised by almost 1,700 cases. Records also show a 50% rise of sexual violence in hospitals since 2011, including at least 157 rape allegations. Crime is a main problem in mental health units: victims are the most vulnerable patients due to mental health issues. One of the victims claimed to have been groomed by her support officer for five months. “I was in a vulnerable position at the time; certainly not in a position to consent to what he was doing,” she said. “What have I gained by coming forward? Nothing. I’m just a person who has made allegations that haven’t been proven.”
Hospital Calls To Police 'A Major Problem'
Sexual violence soars in UK hospitals
NHS hospitals and surgeries call police 175 times a day - and alcohol is the biggest cause, say officers