Virginia shooting shines spotlight on cases involving workplace grudges, arguments
The Wall Street Journal - 08/26/2015
“There’s been a big decrease in murders by outsiders and largely connected to the downturn in crime,” said James Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University. “If you look at the cases involving grudges, arguments and workplace issues, they haven’t gone down—they’re not at epidemic levels, but there continue to be many Americans who feel they’re underemployed or being mistreated.”
An average of 63 people were killed on the job every year by co-workers or former co-workers from 1997 through 2013, according the BLS. There were 74 such killings in 2013, according to the BLS.