Studies About Workplace Violence

Slaughter, Jane

Publisher:  Against the Current
Date Written:  01/03/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20914

A few published studies about workplace violence.



The Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says there are two million reports of workplace violence each year and that many more go unreported. The Department of Justice says that workplace violence is less likely to be reported to the police than other violence: 47% of incidents vs. 52%.

Using a more restrictive category of “nonfatal violent crimes” at work — rape/sexual assault, robbery, simple assault and aggravated assault — the DOJ estimated 572,000 such incidents in 2009. In 2008, 82% were simple assaults, 15% were aggravated assaults, two percent were rapes or sexual assaults, and two percent robberies.
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