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Monday is the most common day for workplace murders

Vocativ analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on workplace murders — the fourth-leading cause of death at work — and found a few patterns:

Workplace murders chart

Statistically speaking, the most common time for workplace murders seems to be on a Monday in September.

Most workplace murders are still committed by random assailants, including assaults committed during a robbery. But people in "management positions" are more likely to be killed than many other types of workers, including law enforcement officers.

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