More Than 100 Census Takers Have Been Assaulted Or Attacked This Month

05/27/2010 09:09 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Ed O'Keefe Washington Post

More than 113 census takers have been the victims of assaults or attacks this month, the U.S. Census Bureau said late Wednesday.

In response to inquiries by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Census Director Robert Groves said the bureau's temporary workers knocking on doors to collect information have faced 29 threats involving a gun, four robberies and three instances of being held against their will or carjacked. Seven workers died in car accidents and one was killed while off duty.

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