These Numbers Tell A Story...
1.743 Million or 23% of employees worldwide have experienced violence or harassment in their workplace.
Nearly 32% of workers experienced more than one type of violence or harassment.
6.3% of employees said they had experienced all three types of workplace violence: psychological, physical and sexual.
Over 2 Million Americans
are injured each year at their workplace for a variety of reasons, including violence.
Over 2.6 million workers in the United States suffered non-fatal workplace injuries in 2021.
One in seven people doesn’t feel safe in their workplace.
Can you imagine going to work and being scared to arrive at your office?
I can’t either.
But that’s the reality for some people. And, as you can probably guess, high levels of anxiety lead to low levels of productivity.
When was the last time you surveyed your team to see how they feel?
As of January 2022, only 45% of the people are aware of their company’s safety plan.
Workplace violence stats for 2022 prove that over half of all US employees have no idea about their employer’s violence prevention or safety plan. Workplace violence policies are rather vague and up to 24% of workers say that they are not sure whether they even exist.
Such policies include medical emergencies, shootings, fire emergencies, etc.
Healthcare workers make 50% of victims of such crimes.
Disappointed, but not surprised.
Nurses get attacked more often than doctors. It’s because they spend more time with patients.
Things look really bad, actually:
- 70% of emergency nurses have been assaulted on the job.
- 47% of the emergency doctors have experienced some sort of violence while working.
As of Q4 2021, over 30% of nurses reported an increase in attacks against them.
Such nursing injuries statistics are pretty disturbing.
They reveal that as of September 2021, tense politics around vaccines was reported as the leading cause of the increase in violence against nurses. 31% of nurses, up from 22% in March 2021, have reported that patients are more violent to nurses due to the close proximity and long hours they spend together.
44% of school teachers also report attacks in the workplace…
(What to Become)
School shootings in the USA, especially, are, sadly, not such a rare occurrence.
But we’re talking about all types of violence here – physical, verbal, even sexual. The worst part is that most of the time, teachers don’t report those cases in order to protect their students, workplace violence statistics show.
Sometimes, however, such attacks can lead to horrible things
7% of fatalities that occurred in the workplace have been a result of hitting, kicking, beating, and/or pushing.
It’s not only patients. Many employees are assaulted at work by a coworker or a supervisor.
Physical assault at the workplace can include multiple acts of violence, such as hitting, kicking, beating, clawing, and pushing.
Only 2% of cases involve verbal attacks.
205 million or 6.3% of workers worldwide have experienced sexual violence and harassment in the workplace.
8.2% of women faced sexual assault in the workplace, compared to 5.0% of men.
35% of workplace violence incidents involve head injuries.
While attackers mainly aim at the head, workplace violence statistics also show that:
- 21% of injuries have been obtained on the upper body.
- 14% affected the trunk.
- 7% have been targeted at the lower body.
583 million people (17.9% of the global workforce) have experienced psychological violence or harassment.
Psychological abuse is the most common form of violence reported by both men and women. Nearly one in five employees have had this experience in their working life.
This will be unavoidable. The goal here is TO BECOME MENTALLY STRONG ENOUGH TO OVERCOME THEIR NEGATIVITY!
There are 2 million victims of workplace violence each year.
68% of workers globally do not feel safe at work. What gives? There is an overwhelming dissatisfaction with health and safety protections at the workplace. Of the 2 million victims of workplace violence, 400,000 are victims of aggravated assault and 51,000 are of sexual assault and rape.
As we earlier discussed, that’s apparently not enough for most companies to establish some good safety rules.
Maybe seeing how much money they lose will do the trick?
Workplace violence results in $130 billion lost every.
You can’t really be productive in an unsafe environment. This, combined with medical costs and lawsuits, leads to tremendous losses for businesses.
Now’s a good time to say “Better safe, than sorry”.
Attacks on medics cost hospitals $53.7 million a year.
Workplace violence statistics in healthcare show that medics take roughly 112.8 hours out of the hospital, due to some sort of job-related brutality. This leads to more stress for the staff that has to cover shifts and deal with aggressive patients.
The end result is $53.7 million of annual losses, and depression, burnouts, and high levels of job dissatisfaction among healthcare workers.
Not including all Indirect costs…