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NCJ Number: 157901 Find in a Library
Title: Industries and Occupations at High Risk for Work- Related Homicide
Journal: Journal of Occupational Medicine  Volume:36  Issue:2  Dated:(February 1994)  Pages:125-132
Author(s): D N Castillo; E L Jenkins
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 8
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The average annual rates of work-related homicides for specific industries and occupations were calculated for the United States for 1980-89 using data from the death certificate-based National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities surveillance system and estimates of annual employment.
Abstract: Results revealed that workers in the taxicab industry had the highest rate of work-related homicide (26.9 per 100000 workers). High rates were also discovered for workers providing public and private security and in a number of retail trade and service industries. For many high-risk industries, the risk was excessive for male workers only. Differences between rates for black and nonblack workers varied across industries and occupations. Findings indicated the need for immediate efforts to protect workers and long- term efforts to describe and study work-related homicide thoroughly and to evaluate interventions. Tables and 25 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Employer-employee relations; Homicide causes; Homicide victims; Occupational safety and health
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