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How common are hospital shootings?

February 21, 2017

How common are hospital shootings? A number of studies have examined instances of gun violence, according to an article on the Becker's Hospital Review website.

Their findings include:

• Hospital-based shootings are a relatively rare occurrence, with an average of 14 per year between 2000 and 2011

• The emergency department was the most common site of hospital gun violence

• The most common victim of shootings in hospitals or other healthcare facilities to be the perpetrator. Hospital staff composed roughly 20 percent of victims. 

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