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Workplace Violence Frequency

Acts of workplace violence seem to be increasing everywhere. What are the most current statistics regarding who commits workplace violence - and why?

In December 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that:

  • 43 percent of workplace homicides involve current employees.
  • 22 percent of workplace homicides are committed by former employees.
  • 21 percent of workplace killings involve domestic violence that is carried out at the workplace.
  • 14 percent of workplace killings are committed by customers or clients.
  • Women rarely commit acts of workplace violence and that men are responsible for most violent crimes that occur at work.

    First published on 2/11/13
  • First published on 02/11/2013

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