The U.S. Justice Department says homicides in the workplace have fallen steadily and have dropped over 50% from 1994 to 2019. That’s the last year from the department’s statistics. They hit a high of 1,080 in 1994.
Oddly, while homicides have fallen radically, the number of nonfatal incidents has risen.
In the 27-year period from 1994 to 2019 we saw 17,865 workplace murders. Of those, 82% were male and 46% were white. African Americans accounted for 25% of them and Latino individuals were involved in 16% of the homicides.
In the non-violent category, 1.3 million crimes happened between 1992 and 2019. Complete strangers accounted for 47% of them. Female victims were almost always likely to know their assailant.
The report also addressed nonfatal incidents, which increased from 2015 to 2019 due to increase in “simple assault,” which saw a 34% uptick over four years.
Also, when it comes to non-fatal incidents, 78% of the offenders were unarmed.
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