Question- Thefts of radioactive materials are remarkably common. How frequently does this dangerous event take place?
Answer- The cited reference notes that that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) “has records of more than 2000 such incidents, including more than 100 in 2016”. (Gale RP and Armitage JO. Are we prepared for nuclear terrorism? 2018 NEJM 378(13):1246-1253)