Workplace Violence Typology (Canada and US combined)
For Aggravated Assaults and Assaults, participants were asked to drill down further, if possible, into the FBI’s workplace violence typology:
- Workplace Violence Type 1: Violent acts by criminals, who have no other connection with the workplace, but enter to commit robbery or another crime.
- Workplace Violence Type 2: Violence directed at employees by customers, clients, patients, students, inmates, or any others for whom an organization provides services.
Examples: patient-on-staff; visitor-on-staff
- Workplace Violence Type 3: Violence against coworkers, supervisors, or managers by a present or former employee.
Examples: physician-on-nurse; employee-on-employee
- Workplace Violence Type 4: Violence committed in the workplace by someone who doesn’t work there, but has a personal relationship with an employee—an abusive spouse or domestic partner.
Of the 242 responses, 68% (n=164) were able to provide the drill down for aggravated assaults and assaults for both 2012 and 2013. This indicates that a significant number of hospitals are collecting detailed crime information allowing for such analysis internally. We applaud these hospital security professionals. As seen in the graph below, Type 2 Aggravated Assaults accounted for 75% of all aggravated assaults and 93% of all assaults.