OCCUPATIONAL VIOLENCE

Fast Facts

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 18,400 workers in the private industry experienced trauma from nonfatal workplace violence in 2017. 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
  • 71% worked in the healthcare and social assistance industry
  • 18% required 31 or more days away from work to recover, and 25% involved 3 to 5 days away from work

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 458 U.S. workers were workplace homicide victims in 2017.2

Of those victims who died from workplace violence:

  • 82% were male
  • 48% were white
  • 64% were aged 25 to 54
  • 21% were working in sales and related occupations, 19% were performing protective service activities

Page last reviewed: March 28, 2018