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    Title: Extent of the Problem*
    Type: Text Slide
    • Assaults and violent acts claimed 864 lives in 2007 and represented 15% of the total 5,657 workpalce fatalities in U.S.
    • Homicides represented 11% of the fatalities or 628 lives
    • Retail trades accounted for 26% of the homicides

    *Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2007 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

    Speaker Notes: While homicides have shown a marked overall decline since 1994 when they peaked at 1,080, they were the third leading cause of work-related deaths in 2007, and remain a serious risk for late-night workers.

    Data from the BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses for 2007 suggests that nonfatal violent incidents have also impacted retail work sites.

    Overall, private industry experienced a 2.6 incidence rate for assault and violent acts (a total of 24,230 incidents) but convenience stores experienced a rate of over 20.0 (a total of 410 incidents).

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