Violence at work, 2019/20
The violence at work statistics have not been updated since November 2020. More details can be found in our reports on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on health and safety statistics.
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.