Nearly half of the 350 respondents who participated in Campus Safety magazine’s 2017 Hospital Security Survey reported an increase in crime/security incidents, when compared with 2016 while only 14 percent reported a decrease.
Training also saw both increases and decreases. In eight of the 15 categories related to training, participants reported an overall decrease.
Areas that saw cuts included infant/child abduction response and Hazmat response.
The training funds instead went to active shooter training and firearms training.