Assault at Work

Detailed nonfatal data for 2021 are not currently available.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is transitioning from an annual to a biennial (every two years) publication schedule.  The final publication of a single year of cases involving days away from work estimates is for reference year 2020. In the fall of 2023, BLS will publish detailed data covering 2021 and 2022 for both Days Away from Work (DAFW) and for Days of Job Transfer or Restriction (DJTR) cases.

Use this interactive chart to explore assault at work trends for fatal and nonfatal injuries. Injury demographics in 2020 show that 73.3% of nonfatal injuries occur to females. The number of nonfatal assault injuries in 2020 peak among 25- to 34-year-old workers, while in 2021 most fatal assaults occurred to workers 45 to 54 years of age. The most common nonfatal assault type in 2020 is hitting, kicking, beating, and shoving, while the most common fatal assault type in 2021 is intentional shooting by other person. Use the filters to explore injury trends by industry, occupation, part of body injured, and nature or type of injury. To view data regarding nonfatal injuries and illnesses, adjust the year filter to 2020 or earlier (please see note above regarding 2021 nonfatal data).

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