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Document ID (ISN)104381
CIS number 05-742
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roberts S.E.
Title Work-related homicides among seafarers and fishermen
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.55, No.1/4, p.7-18. 33 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to analyse homicide cases among seafarers and fishermen during the period 1976-2002. Data ware based on official mortality files, with an aggregate population of almost two million man-years of seafarers and fishermen at risk. Of 46 work-related homicides, 44 occurred among seafarers and two among fishermen. The homicide rate in British shipping increased from 2.7 per 100,000 man-years in 1961-65 to 4.4 per 100,000 in 1971-75, but declined to zero in 1996-2002. Work related homicides were rare among British seafarers and fishermen and were largely caused by attacks from assailants onshore. The decline in the homicide rate in British shipping since the 1970s coincided with a reduction in trade with countries at high risk for homicide. Among Asian seafarers, most homicides resulted from disputes among colleagues that mainly occurred on board ships.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; trawlers; violence; fatalities; fishing; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) statistical trends; frequency rates; risk factors; long-term study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Violence and terrorism
Water transportation