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​Police-recorded assaults on hospital premises in New South Wales

Between October 2010 and September 2015 in NSW, the number of police-recorded assaults occurring on hospital premises has increased by an average of 5.8 per cent per year. Population-adjusted hospital assault rates also indicate an increase, with 5.4 police recorded hospital assaults per 100,000 people in NSW occurring in the 12 months to September 2011 and 6.6 hospital assaults per 100,000 people occurring in the 12 months to September 2015.

The following table provides information on trends and patterns in assaults occurring on hospital premises. Data is available on: 

  • types of criminal incidents recorded by police as occurring on hospital premises;
  • time of day, day of week and month that hospital assaults occur;
  • involvement of alcohol in hospital assaults; and
  • information about victims and perpetrators involved in hospital assaults, including their gender, age and Indigenous status.

Tables: Assaults on hospital premises