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The extent and nature of workplace victimization in CanadaAccording to the 2004 GSS, 17% of all self-reported incidents of violent victimization, including sexual assault, robbery and physical assault, occurred at the respondent’s place of work. This represents over 356,000 violent workplace incidents in Canada’s ten provinces. [Full text]
Profile of violent workplace victimization incidentsThe GSS allows us to examine various characteristics of violent workplace victimization incidents such as the type of incident, the location and the relationship between the accused and the victim. When comparing workplace and non-workplace incidents in the following section, only violent incidents involving respondents who were asked whether their incident occurred at their place of work were included in the analysis. [Full text]
Aftermath and consequences of violent workplace victimization incidents
The victim reported suffering injuries in about 21% of violent workplace incidents, similar to the 23% for violent non-workplace incidents. Violent workplace incidents involving male victims (27%) were more likely to result in injuries compared to those involving female victims (17%). [Full text]