Research & Data

NASW's Center for Workforce Studies and the Social Work Policy Institute conducted research that examined the social work workforce and issues that related to the work of social workers, including serving people with multiple and complex needs. 

Social Workers and Safety


In a 2004 benchmark national study of 10,000 licensed social workers, 44 percent of  respondents said  they faced personal safety issues in their primary employment practice.

This fact sheet shares study data associated with social workers and job safety.