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The “REAL” Story About WORKPLACE VIOLENCE in the U.S.

Workplace Violence is a serious issue in privately held companies, publicly traded companies and government organizations.

SERAPH Workplace-Violence Prevention

Americans believe many myths about workplace crimes such as rape, sexual assault, robbery, assault, and workplace shootings. A new 15 year study by the U.S. Department of Justice [NCVS] indicates that while some workplace crimes have declined others have not.

OCCUPATION AND WORKPLACE VIOLENCE [Non-fatal]

1. Law Enforcement

2. Bartenders

3. Security Guards

4. Mental Health Workers

OCCUPATION AND WORKPLACE VIOLENCE [Homicide]

1. Sales

2. Protective Services

3. Transportation

4. Management

SEX – RACE – AGE – MARITAL STATUS AND WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

Males had the highest amount of workplace violence.

  • Whites and Native Americans had the highest amount of workplace violence.
  • 20 to 34 year olds had the highest amount of workplace violence.
  • Single / Divorced and separated people had the highest amount of workplace violence.

RELATIONSHIP OF VICTIM TO OFFENDER

Strangers, coworkers and well known acquaintances accounted for the most workplace violence against Males and Females.

WEAPONS USED IN WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

1. No weapon was used 77% of the time.

2. Firearms and Knives were used 11% of the time.

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE AND HOMICIDE

1. Victims are White – 35 to 44 years of age – Male

Workplace Violence is a serious issue and accurate facts are needed to prevent it.

 

 

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