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Table 4 Firearm-related workplace homicides by circumstance among non-robbery-motivated crimes, CFOI, 2011–2015

From: Workplace homicides committed by firearm: recent trends and narrative text analysis

Circumstance N %
Arguments
 Asked to leave establishment 23 3.1
 Breaking up a fight 23 3.1
 Job related (work hours, employee fired, work conditions) 47 6.3
 Denied access to establishment 13 1.8
 Over personal relationship 13 1.8
 Over sale of merchandise 24 3.2
 Escorting unruly patrons
 Refused service
 Arguments, other/unknown 165 22.2
 Disgruntled customer 31 4.2
Total 344 46.2
Conflicts
 Personal relation, unknown circumstance 136 18.3
 Coworker/ex-coworker, unknown circumstance 64 8.6
 Act of revenge 20 2.7
Total 220 29.6
Other Circumstances
 Random gun firing 12 1.6
 Caught in crossfire 15 2
 Trying to get away (suspect) 4 0.5
 Legal intervention 8 1.1
 Active shooter respondent 4 0.5
 Intervening in situation (civilian) 13 1.8
 Gang related 6 0.8
 Mass shooting/terrorism/shooting rampage 68 9.1
 Drug deal 4 0.5
 Unknown, robbery ruled out 19 2.6
 Other 27 3.6
Total 180 23.6
Total 744 100
  1. Fatal injury counts were generated by authors with restricted access to BLS CFOI microdata. Table include 744 non-robbery-motivated workplace homicides
  2. -- Indicates no data or data that do not meet BLS publication criteria
  3. Percent may not add up to 100 due to rounding