Bureau of Labor Statistics

Increase in job-related homicides in 2000

August 28, 2001

The number of job-related homicides rose from 651 in 1999 to 677 in 2000—the first increase in six years.

Workplace homicides, total and retail trade industry, 1992-2000
[Chart data—TXT]

However, the total number of workplace homicides in 2000 was still 37 percent lower than the high of 1,080 homicides reported in 1994. For those workplace homicides where the motive could be determined, homicides in which robbery was the initial motive increased from 255 cases in 1999 to 291 cases in 2000.

In the retail trade industry, the number of job-related homicides rose from 264 in 1999 to 310 in 2000. Outside of retail trade, the number of homicides actually declined between 1999 and 2000, from 387 to 367.

These data are a product of the BLS Safety and Health Statistics Program. Additional information is available from "National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2000," news release USDL 01-261.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Increase in job-related homicides in 2000 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/aug/wk4/art02.htm (visited January 21, 2022).

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