IAHSSF Crime and Incident Survey – 2014

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:

  1. Workplace Violence Type 1: Violent acts by criminals, who have no other connection with the workplace, but enter to commit robbery or another crime.
  2. 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
  3. Workplace Violence Type 3: Violence against coworkers, supervisors, or managers by a present or former employee.
    Examples:  physician-on-nurse; employee-on-employee
  4. 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.