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About 450 homicides occur in the workplace each year in the U.S., and about 85% of these are shootings. An equal number of victims are shot and survive. Robbery is the most common reason for shootings, especially in retail locations. Men are five times more likely than women to be a victim of a shooting, but women are 10 times more likely to be shot when the assailant is a domestic partner, lover, or acquaintance. Domestic violence victimization is one circumstance sometimes shared or known by others at work. It is therefore crucial to refer these victims of abuse and violence to PAS, and not become a private confidant. Only a proper assessment will offer the best chance of identifying the level of risk that might exist, and what to do next about it.