Dangerous premises and inadequate security measures on any type of business property can seriously endanger a person's safety.
According to the Bureau of Justice statistics, 188,380 sexual assaults were reported in 2010. These assaults can happen anywhere to anyone.
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Assaults happen in areas where you would think you are safe, such as apartment complexes and even college campuses. However, these are two of the most common places where this type of victimization takes place.
Business owners have a legal duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for patrons, renters, visitors and others to protect them against foreseeable acts of crime, including sexual assault.
The National Crime Victimization Survey by the Bureau of Justice provides statistics on the number of assault crimes that take place on college campuses across the country.
In 2009, 459 sexual assaults took place on college campuses.
Overall, 12 percent of women attending an American campus have been raped.
When adequate security measures are not implemented, criminal attacks are more likely to take place, putting residents, patrons and guests at a high risk for being victimized.
What is an adequate security measure depends on the situation but may include additional lighting, security locks, security patrols, security cameras, trimmed bushes and hedges, and the like.
Contact our premises liability lawyers for a free consultation.