Violence inside London hospitals

This document from the Metropolitan Police shows the shocking levels of violence that takes place in hospitals in London. There were a total of 46 gun and knife crimes recorded in hospitals between 2008-2010. There were also 5,561 other violent offences.

Apparently one reason for this can be fights (particularly between gangs) which end in hospitalisation, but then continue in the hospital. Alcohol may also be another major factor.

View the document here:

http://www.met.police.uk/foi/pdfs/disclosure_2011/april/2011040000090.pdf

View the full online Metropolitan Police FOI disclosure log here:

http://www.met.police.uk/foi/disclosure/disclosure_log.htm

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