Table 1

Incidents of workplace violence reported by Justice Health employees between 1 July 2007 and 30 June 2010 by victim’s work setting1
Workplace violence Physical abuse Verbal abuse
n % n % n %
Adult male prison 92 44.4 11 18.3 81 55.1
Forensic hospital 40 19.3 30 50.0 10 6.8
Female prison 27 13.0 8 13.3 19 12.9
Prison hospital 17 8.2 8 13.3 9 6.1
Juvenile justice centre 11 5.3 1 1.7 10 6.8
Police holding cell 11 5.3 2 3.3 9 6.1
Other 9 4.4 0 0.0 9 6.1
Total 207 100 60 100 147 100

1. Data source: Justice Health, Incident Information Management System.

Frequency missing (n = 1).

Cashmore et al.

Cashmore et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:245   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-245

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