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OCCUPATIONAL VIOLENCE

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Injury Data

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 16,890 workers in the private industry experienced trauma from nonfatal workplace violence in 2016. These incidents required days away from work.1

Of those victims who experienced trauma from workplace violence:

  • 70% were female
  • 67% were aged 25 to 54
  • 70% worked in the healthcare and social assistance industry
  • 21% required 31 or more days away from work to recover, and 19% involved 3 to 5 days away from work

Fatality Data

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 500 U.S. workers were workplace homicide victims in 2016.2

Of those victims who died from workplace violence:

  • 82% were male
  • 48% were white
  • 69% were aged 25 to 54
  • 31% were working in a retail establishment, 23% were performing protective service activities
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