Since 1982, there have been more than 100 mass shootings in public spaces in the U.S. More than half of the cases involved school or workplace shootings, other locations included shopping malls, restaurants, and religious and government buildings.
U.S. government statistics help illustrate the seriousness of the problem.
- According to the National Safety Council, every year 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence.
- In 2014, work-related violence accounted for roughly 16% of all fatalities in the workplace.
- Violence is the third leading cause for healthcare workers, and employees in professional and business services like education, law and media, according to Injury Facts 2016®.