Workplace Violence (WPV) incidents for March

by todaystrainingblog

I learned of an incident in Baltimore at a facility of the Department of public Works, from the last week of February. 1 person was killed and the shooter gave himself up after 2 days and then committed suicide in his jail cell.

The new numbers for February:

February:   29 incidents   29 dead     40 wounded


Phoenix, AZ. March 1 (school)   0

Buckeye, AZ. March 2 (school)   0

Orange County, CA. March 3       2w

Newberg, OR. March 4 (school) 0

Philadelphia, PA. March 6            1w

Jacksonville, FL. March 7 1d 1w

Baltimore, MD. March 10              5w

Tampa, FL. March 12                       1w

Phoenix, AZ. March 13                   1w

Landover, MD. March 13               1d1w

Maricopa, AZ. March 17                 0

Jersey City, NJ. March 20              3w

Mesa, AZ. March 21(school)        4w

Studio City, CA. March 21             0

Phoenix, AZ. March 22                   0

Tucson, AZ. March 22                     0

Atlanta, GA. March 23                    0

Anaheim, CA. March 27                 0

Washington D.C. March 28           2w

Fontana, CA. March 30                   1d

Anchorage, AK. March 30 (school) 0

Richmond, VA. March 31              1d3w

March:  22 incidents    5 dead  23  wounded


Year-to-Date incidents: 74  Arizona: 26

37 Dead   82 wounded


You’ll notice that the numbers for the year are 42 incidents that I’ve counted. If you take the theoretical approach that means that I can count on more than 280 incidents of WPV this year. And the worst would be more than 130 dead and more than 325 wounded or injured, which of course doesn’t cover those psychologically traumatized for life.

With the Presidential election this year and contentiousness of the Republican, and increasingly on the democrat’s side, the number of reported incidents will slow down for the more interesting fiction of the candidates. If you follow the line drawn by the University of South Florida, 15 million assaults yearly, then you have to listen closely to the news to catch many of those, which would include arson, bomb threats, & the like.


Robert D. Sollars is a recognized expert on security issues, specifically workplace violence. He’s spent nearly 33 years in the security field. Visit his Facebook page, One is too Many, where you will read about other items related to security & WPV issues. Or be a twitter follower at @robertsollars2.

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