Violence at work, 2019/20
Incidents of violence at work in 2019/20 (CSEW)
Adults experienced violence at work in 2019/20 (CSEW)
Number of incidents of violence at work for adults of working age in employment, 2019/20
Chart showing for 2019/20 estimated 688,000 incidents of violence at work of which 299,000 assaults and 389,000 threats.
|Type of incident||Number of incidents|
Percentage of assaults on adults of working age in employment resulting in injury, 2019/20
Chart showing for 2019/20 estimated percentage of assaults that result in injury 38% and no injury 62%
|Assaulted||Number of assaults|
Types of injury resulting from assaults, 2019/20 (percentage of all assaults resulting in each injury type)
Bar chart showing type of injury for those injured Minor bruising or black eye 41%, Severe bruising 47%, Scratches 17%, Cuts 5%, Other injuries 12%.
|Year||Number of incidents|
|Minor bruising or black eye||41|
- 'Other' includes puncture/stab wounds, broken bones, nose bleeds, broken nose, broken, lost or chipped teeth, dislocation, concussion or loss of consciousness, internal injuries, facial or head injuries or other injuries.
- Figures may add to more than 100 as more than one type of physical injury may have been sustained.
Source: Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) for year ended March 2020
In January 2019, ONS published the first CSEW estimates based on a new methodology for handling repeat victimisation. This methodological change also included a small refinement to the survey weighting. These are the first CSEW work-related violence estimates published based on the new methodology. More information can be found within this methodological note and slide pack.