As incidents of workplace violence increase, there is a heightened awareness of their impact. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 5% of all businesses experience an instance of workplace violence each year.

For larger organizations with more than 1,000 employees, this rate increases tenfold to 50%. A 2014 report from the FBI found active shooter incidents in the U.S. now occur an average of once a month. Of these incidents, almost 46% occurred at a business, while nearly a quarter (24.4%) occurred at pre-K to 12 schools and institutions of higher learning.

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