Circumstances of injury were abstracted from police reports for 1835 convenience store robberies that occurred during 1992 or 1993 in selected metropolitan areas of seven eastern states.
Subset analyses were performed using the data (758 robberies) from four states with relatively complete risk factor in formation.
The purpose of this study was to estimate the risk of injury in a robbery situation for various risk factors.
The overall risk of employee robbery-related injury could not be estimated because the probability of robbery is unknown.
Of the 1835 robberies, 59% of the total robberies occurred at nighttime (9 p.m. to 3 a.m.), 47% occurred in stores previously robbed in the study period, 63% involved the use of a firearm, and 12% were associated with an injury to at least one employee.
In the subset analysis of 758 robberies in four states, the employee probability of injury in a robbery was lower with firearm use compared with no weapon or use of a blunt instrument, and the probability of severe injury (defined as death, or an injury necessitating a trip to a hospital) was lower with a firearm compared with the use of a blunt instrument.
However, all five fatalities were firearm-related. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Vol criminel, Magasin, Traumatisme, Employé, Homme, Epidémiologie, Milieu urbain, Facteur risque, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Criminal theft, Stock room, Trauma, Employee, Human, Epidemiology, Urban environment, Risk factor, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0340431
Code Inist : 002B30B01B. Création : 12/09/1997.