How Common Is Workplace Crime?
Workplace crime is more common than you think. Common workplace criminal activity includes things like property theft, fraud, and sexual harassment. If you are lucky enough to have not been exposed to workplace crime, consider the following statistics:
According to the S. Department of Justice, about 650,000 people are released from prison annually.
According to the S. Department of Labor, there are some 2 million reports of workplace violence in the U.S. each year.
Employee theft is on the rise. At least 35% of thefts are by people at the managerial level, and the average amount of money being stolen is reportedly about $175,000.