West Virginia University Study Examines Workplace Homicides of Women

A study by the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University found that intimate partner violence accounted for 142 of the 648 homicides of women in the workplace in the United States during the 2003 to 2008 period.

Analyzing data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, researchers found that 39 percent of all homicides involved criminal intent, such as women being killed in robberies by assailants that they did not know. But 33 percent of all homicides of women at work involved perpetrators who had a personal relationship with the victim, and 80 percent of these involved domestic partners.

The study, “Workplace Homicides Among U.S Women: The Role of Intimate Partner Violence,” was published in the April 2012 issue of Annals of Epidemiology. The article can be accessed here.

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