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Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Deaths From Violence and Suicides Are On the Rise

In the most recent data published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), fatalities arising from on-the-job violence increased 11.6 percent to 849 in 2022, as compared to 761 such fatalities in 2021.

Homicides accounted for 61.7 percent of these fatalities, representing an 8.9-percent increase from 2021 in the United States.

In addition to occupational homicides being on the rise, BLS data reveals another alarming statistic:

Suicides increased 13.1 percent to 267 fatalities in 2022. This followed consecutive decreases during 2020 and 2021 respectively.

Overall, the national trend of occupational deaths across America is on the increase.

BLS reported that there were 5,486 total fatal work injuries in the United States in 2022, representing a 5.7-percent increase from 5,190 in 2021. By comparison, the fatal work injury rate was 3.7 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, up from 3.6 per 100,000 FTE in 2021.


Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release


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