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Workplace Violence Statistics

February 25, 2020

Recent statistics from were posted to the Workers Compensation RoundTable LinkedIn group. I thought some of them were worth sharing:

  • In 2017 there were 424 violent deaths in retail locations.
  • Violent deaths in 2018 increased 12% over 2107. Criminal acts in retail stores increased 11% year over year.
  • 40% of retail deaths happen in the store, 53% outside (this leaves 7% unaccounted for).
  • 32% of all workplace fatalities occur in retail stores. 26.3% of workplace homicide victims work in sales or retail.
  • 56% of government employee workplace violence is against law enforcement and security employees. 

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