FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2012
CONTACT: Anne Nicholas, 202.467.8714, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the victims of today’s shooting at a supermarket in Old Bridge, New Jersey. This tragic event in a public place is yet another reminder of how vulnerable we are to seemingly random acts of violence.
Today’s shooting also underscores the prevalence of workplace violence. In 2010, there were more than 500 workplace homicides—that is more than one for every day of the year. Employers and property managers need to do all they can to prevent such horrific acts.
We wish the best for the victims of today’s shootings and their families as they heal and recover.
Resources on Workplace Violence are available on our website, VictimsofCrime.org.
The National Center for Victims of Crime, established in 1985, is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. For more than 25 years, the National Center has led this nation’s struggle to provide crime victims with the rights, protections, and services they need to rebuild their lives.