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Violence at work, 2019/20

688,000

Incidents of violence at work in 2019/20 (CSEW)

307,000

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
Threats 389000
Assualts 299000

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%

Assulated Number of assaults
No injury 62
Injury 38

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
Severe bruising 47
Scratches 17
Cuts 5
Other injuries 12

Notes

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.

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Updated 2020-08-19