Gun Violence Statistics - Workplace Edition
August 1, 2014 9:07 AM Subscribe
I need help finding some statistics regarding workplace violence and - particularly separating out violence perpetrated by internal employees vs external 3rd parties.
posted by Suffocating Kitty to Work & Money (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I work for a conservative company in a conservative part of the country. This company does not ban fire arms in the workplace, as the state has concealed carry and open carry permits. During my visit to the corporate office, a co-worker told a "funny story" about forgetting where their loaded guns were.
This does not scream fire arm safety to me, and I broached the topic of a fire arms ban in the office with my superiors and HR. It was explained to me by HR that the threat is far more likely to come from an external party than someone we work with, and of course we have never had an incident, so clearly I should feel safe.
Frankly - I don't, and would like to provide hard evidence regarding the statistical likelihood of workplace violence originating internally vs. externally.
Preliminary googling resulted in stats about the likelihood of violence...and not separated out as committed internally vs by a "crazed mad man randomly shooting up corporate business parks".
So Mefites - any stats/papers/articles that draws this out?
i know this is unlikely to change hearts and minds.