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Taxicabs have by far the greatest work-related homicide risk

April 27, 2000

The taxicabs industry has the highest homicide rate of any industry, almost 36 homicides per 100,000 employed. This group comprises 0.1 percent of employed workers in the United States but accounts for almost 7 percent of work-related homicides.

Work-related homicide risk rates by industry, 1998
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Food stores such as grocery stores and bakeries incurred a rate of 3.1 homicides per 100,000. Eating and drinking places followed with 1.0 per 100,000.

Data on workplace fatalities are from the BLS Safety and Health Statistics program. To learn more about work-related fatalities, see "Work-related Homicides: The Facts" (PDF 76K), by Eric Sygnatur and Guy A. Toscano, Compensation and Working Conditions, Spring 2000.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Taxicabs have by far the greatest work-related homicide risk on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/apr/wk4/art04.htm (visited November 23, 2014).

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