Blasting WPV into high gear

January was a deadly month for workplace violence (WPV) and blasted the year off to a nasty start in reported incidents. As you will see below there were 28 incidents this month and while nearly half were at schools, they are still workplaces and worthy of being placed in these statistics, whether most people believe it or not.


As usual, you will notice that most of these incidents have no one physically injured or killed. That is because most WPV incidents don’t include injury or death. It is those facts that elude most people including law enforcement and the media. Most WPV/SV incidents are of the type recorded in Atlanta, GA. And Scottsdale, AZ. this month – threats against CNN personalities and the discovery of an explosive device. But without further ado…


St. Johns, MI,. January 3                                      1d

Denver, CO. January 4                          0

Burien, WA. January 4 0

Forest City, IA. January 6                     0

Sierra Vista, AZ. January 9 (school)                  1d

Atlanta, GA. January 9                         0

Dennison, TX. January 10 (school)    0

San Bernardino, CA. January 10 (school) 0

Charlotte, NC. January 11                    1w           1d

St. Louis, MO. January 11                                      1d

Scottsdale, AZ. January 12                   0

Racine, WI. January 12                         0

Pittsburgh, PA. January 14                   0

Los Angeles, CA. January 15                 0

Pittsburgh, PA. January 15                   0

York, SC. January 15                              5w

Marshall, TX. January 15 (school)     0

Peoria, AZ. January 16                          0

Washington D.C. January 16               0

Phoenix, AZ. January 17                       1w           1d

Winston-Salem, NC. January 20                          1d

Tampa, FL. January 21                         0

Italy, TX. January 22 (school)              1w

New Orleans, LA. January 22 (school)   1w

Benton, KY. Jannuary 23 (school)      18w         2d

Mesa, AZ. January 24                                              2d

Pittsburgh, PA. January 26(school(    0

Milcroft, PA. January 28                                        5d

Phoenix, AZ. January 29                                       2d

January: 29 Incident            27 wounded          16  dead

Year-to-Date: 29 Arizona: 6


Robert D. Sollars assists businesses and their employees to lessen their risk of WPV as well as other security/customer service related issues with time tested and proven ideas. You can follow him on his upcoming new website or twitter@robertsollars2.

                               I May be Blind but my Vision is Crystal Clear

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