High risk jobs
Exposure to violence at work
A 1997 survey in the UK revealed that 34% of nurses, 25% of security workers (including police), 21% of social and care workers, and 14% of teachers had been attacked on the job by the members of the public they were serving. A 1995 American study showed that health care, education and welfare work are among the most dangerous jobs for women. The rate of non-fatal assaults on American women in state government jobs in 8.6 times higher than the rate for women in the private sector; women in local government jobs are 5.5 times more likely to be assaulted than women in private sector jobs.