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Healthy People 2010 - With Annotations

Chapter 20

Injury and Violence Prevention
Lead Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Note: Unless otherwise noted, data are from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Healthy People 2000 Review, 1998-99.

20-6. Reduce work-related assault.

0.60 assaults per 100 workers.

Baseline: 0.85 assaults per 100 workers aged 16 years and older were work-related during 1987-92.

Target setting method: 29 percent improvement. (Better than the best will be used when data are available.)

Data source: National Crime Victimization Survey, U.S. Department of Justice, BJS.

Data for racial and ethnic population groups currently are not analyzed and are not collected for other population groups.

Each year between 1992 and 1996, more than 2 million persons were victims of a violent crime while they were at work or on duty. (For additional information regarding improved surveillance, see objective 20-5.)

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Last modified: 15-Mar-2000.