The D&D Daily's Publicly Reported
'Retail Violent Death Report'
Q4 & Full Year 2017

Deaths up 34% in Q4 - 114 Deaths in Q4
Up 13% in Full Year - 424 Deaths Full Year

  Quarterly Comparison

Q4 2017
 114 Retail violent deaths
 108 Criminal acts


Compared to Q4 2016

Deaths - 79, up 44%
Criminal acts - 74, up 46%
  Yearly Comparison

2017
 424 Retail violent deaths
 390 Criminal acts


Compared to 2016

Deaths - 374, up 13%
Criminal acts - 354, up 10%


Q4 Violent Deaths - 78 Victims/36 Suspects

Q4 2017
68%, 78 victims killed - up 36%
32%, 36 suspects killed - up 29%


Q3 2017

67%, 57 victims killed - down 28%
33%, 28 suspects killed - down 18%


Q2 2017

70%, 79 victims killed
30%, 34 suspects killed

Q1 2017
53.5%, 60 victims killed
46.5%, 52 suspects killed



Q4: 53 Retail Crime Deaths - 61 Homicides

Q4 2017



 

46%, 53 Retail Crime Deaths
                        Robberies, burglaries & shoplifting
                   47%, 25 Victims
                   53%, 28 Suspects


54%, 61 Homicides
                        Drug deals, arguments, murder/suicides

                   87%, 53 Victims
                   13%, 8 Suspects

   

53 Parking Lot Deaths - 45 In-Store Violent Deaths
 
 

46%, 53 killed in parking lots
40%, 45 inside store or mall
14%, 16 died off premises (fleeing, police chase)
 

 

45 In-Store

Violent Deaths

78 Victims

Violently Killed

41 were shot
2 was stabbed
2 victims
from misc. causes

68% of total deaths
50%, 39 killed outside the store
45%, 35 killed inside the store
5%, 4 killed
off premises

19 Employees Violently Killed

17% of the total deaths
14 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
2 killed in deadly confrontation
2 killed by former employee
1 killed in homicide

19 Employee Deaths By Gender & Method

Males Killed 5 to 1
74%, 14 Males
16%, 3 Females
10%, 2 Not listed

Method
95% Killed by gun
1
stabbed


Total Deaths by Gender

Males Killed By 87-13 Margin
87%, 100 Males
9%, 10 Females

4%, 4 Not listed

Total Deaths by Store Type



*Other category consists of salon, deli, game room, markets & unlisted

Q1 Deaths by
Store Type:

1. C-stores
2. Restaurants
3. Big Box Stores
4. Other
5. Grocery Stores

Q2 Deaths by
Store Type:

1. C-stores/Gas Stations
2. Malls
3. Big Box Stores
4. Grocery Stores
5. Restaurants

Q3 Deaths by
Store Type:
1. C-stores/Gas Stations
2. Grocery Store
3. Restaurant
4. Big Box Stores
5. Specialty Stores

Q4 Deaths by
Store Type:
1. C-stores/Gas Stations
2. Big Box Stores
3. Restaurant
4. Shopping Center/Malls
5. Other


Violent Deaths by Weekday
63
% occur on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat in Q4




Violent Deaths by State

Q1 Highest
retail deaths:

1. Texas (15)
2. California (12)
3. Georgia (9)
4. Florida & North Carolina (7)
5. Arkansas & Tennessee (5)

Q2 Highest
retail deaths:

1. California (16)
2. Florida (10)
3. Georgia (9)
4. Texas (8)
5. Tennessee (8)

Q3 Highest retail deaths:
1. Texas (9)
2. California (6)
3. Georgia (6)
4. Colorado (5)
5. North Carolina (5)

Q4 Highest
retail deaths:
1. Texas (20)
2. California (15)
3. Ohio (7)
4. Pennsylvania (6)
5. Illinois (5)



 

Violent Deaths by City

 

Q4 Highest retail deaths:
1. Houston, TX (12)
2. Baltimore, MD (3)
3. Thornton, CO (3)
4. Columbus, OH (2)
5. Miami Dade, FL (2)

Q3 Highest retail deaths:
1. Dallas, TX (3)
2. Colorado Springs, CO (2)
3. Las Vegas, NV (2)
4. Kansas City, MO (2)
5. Houston, TX (2)

Q2 Highest retail deaths:

1. Memphis, TN (5)
2. St. Louis, MO (3)
3. Las Vegas, NV (3)
4. Chicago, IL (2)
5. Atlanta, GA (2)

Q1 Highest retail deaths:
1. Houston, TX (5)
2. Memphis, TN (4)
3. Little Rock, AR (3)
4. Indianapolis, IN (3)
5. Atlanta, GA (3) 

Q4


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Methodology:
The Daily collects this retail store specific information from public news media sources throughout the United States and reports it daily in our Retail Crime column. We do not survey any retailers or third parties nor collect information from any retail executive. All of this information is available through public news media outlets. We do not claim nor does it represent all such incidents or deaths that may occur in retail locations or retail corporate facilities as many may not be reported in the news media depending on a number of variables outside of our control. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information reported in the various news media outlets. We do not name any retailer, retail executive, suspect, or victim.

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