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NCJ Number: NCJ 148199     Find in a Library
Title: Violence and Theft in the Workplace
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): R. Bachman
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 07/1994
Page Count: 2
  Series: BJS Crime Data Briefs
  Annotation: This report analyzes data from the National Crime Victimization Survey for 1987-92 concerning violence and theft in the workplace.
Abstract: Crime victimizations occurring in the workplace cost about half a million employees 1,751,100 days of work each year, an average of 3.5 days per crime. The missed work resulted in over $55 million in lost wages annually, not including days covered by sick and annual leave. Men were more likely to experience a violent crime, but women were just as likely to become victims of theft while working. Victims who were working were as likely to face armed offenders as those victimized while not working. Victims of violence at work were less likely to be injured than victims of violence that occurred away from work. Among only those persons injured by a crime victimization at work, an estimated 876,800 workdays were lost annually, costing employees over $16 million in wages, not including days covered by sick and annual leave. Six out of 10 incidents of workplace violence occurred in private companies. Men who were victimized while working were more likely to be attacked by a stranger, women more likely to be attacked by someone known to them. Over half of all victimizations sustained at work were not reported to police. Figures, tables
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Larceny/Theft ; Crime surveys ; Behavior under stress ; Injured on duty ; Job pressure ; Victims of Crime ; Occupational safety and health ; Victimization surveys ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Violence in the workplace
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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