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Just the Facts: Workplace Violence



Victims of workplace violence are largely women and in healthcare and social assistance. | Image - istock

In 2016, non-governmental employers (private sector) cited just under 17,000 incidents of traumatic workplace violence.

Of those victims who experienced trauma from workplace violence:

  • 70% were female

  • 67% were aged 25 to 54

  • 70% worked in the healthcare and social assistance industry

  • 21% required 31 or more days away from work to recover, and 19% involved 3 to 5 days away from work

Bureau of Labor & Statistics, 2016.

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