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NCJ Number: NCJ 168634     Find in a Library
Title: Workplace Violence, 1992-96
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): G. Warchol
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 07/1998
Page Count: 9
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: Based on National Crime Victimization Surveys for 1992-96, this report presents findings pertinent to violent victimization in the workplace.
Abstract: In this report, workplace violence is defined as "violent acts against a person at work or on duty, including physical assaults (rape and sexual assault and aggravated and simple assault) and robbery." Attempts are included with completed victimizations. The survey findings show that each year between 1992 and 1996, more than 2 million U.S. residents were victims of a violent crime while they were at work or on duty. More than 1,000 workplace homicides occurred annually. The most common type of workplace victimization was simple assault, with an estimated 1.5 million occurring each year. U.S. residents also suffered 51,000 rapes and sexual assaults, along with approximately 84,000 robberies while they were at work. Annually, more than 230,000 police officers became victims of a nonfatal violent crime while they were working or on duty. Approximately 40 percent of victims of nonfatal violence in the workplace reported that they knew their offenders. Women were more likely than men to be victimized by someone they knew. Approximately 12 percent of the nonfatal violent workplace crimes resulted in an injury to the victim. Of those injured, approximately half received medical treatment. Intimates (current and former spouses, boyfriends, and girlfriends) were identified by the victims as the perpetrators of approximately 1 percent of all workplace violent crime. 15 tables and 5 figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Victimization ; National crime surveys ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Victim profiles ; Violence in the workplace
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Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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