2018 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide: Crime and Victimization Fact Sheets: Workplace Violence [open pdf - 417KB]
"Workplace violence is defined as violence or the threat of violence directed at someone on duty or at work. Following a series of high-profile events, workplace violence has been recognized as an organizational, community, and societal issue. While workplace violence can range from physical assault to robbery to homicide, the most common form of workplace violence is simple assault. Simple assault is defined by the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) as an attack, without a weapon, that results in no or minor injuries (e.g., cuts, scratches, black eyes) or any injury requiring fewer than two days in the hospital. Compared to violence outside the workplace, workplace violence is fairly rare; however, given the amount of time that Americans spend at work, it is an important subset of crime."
U.S. Office for Victims of Crimes: https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/