The report summarises the findings from the 2009 / 10 British Crime Survey on violence at work and examines the extent of violence and nature of those incidents. The survey found that the risk of a working adult becoming a victim of actual or threatened violence at work was low, at 1.4 %. The sector which had the highest risk of being exposed to violence at work was that of protective service occupations, with Police officers who reported actual or threatened violence in the previous year at 9%, health professionals at 3.8% and health and social welfare professionals at 2.6%. Professionals in the science and technology sectors were considered to be the least at risk. Strangers were the offenders in 65% of the reported cases of workplace violence, with victims reporting that the offender was under the influence of alcohol in 38% of incidents, and drugs in 19% of incidents. The full report can be found here.