Federal Agencies Release Joint Study on Workplace Violence

Published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this report provides the latest findings on fatal and nonfatal crimes which occurred in the workplace or away from work over work-related issues. Findings are presented for 13 indicators of workplace violence, using data from five federal data collections. The study found that, over a 27 year period from 1992 to 2019, nearly 18,000 persons were killed at work, on duty, or in violence which was work-related, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Homicides in the workplace peaked at 1,080 homicides in 1994 and dropped to 454 in 2019, a decline of 58 percent. During a more recent period from 2014 (409 homicides) to 2019, workplace homicides increased by 11 percent.

A full copy of the report can be found at https://tinyurl.com/pn6rpfht