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The D&D Daily's Publicly Reported
'Retail Violent Death Report' Q2 and Mid-Year

239 Mid-Year Retail Violent Deaths - Up 6.2% Over Mid-Year '17
114 Q2 Retail Violent Deaths - Flat to Q2 '17

464 Retail Violent Deaths 2017-2018 Mid-Year Trends
33% Suspects - 67% Victims
309 Victims - Customers - Associates - LP/LE Killed
155 Suspects Killed

 

  Mid-Year Comparison - '17 vs. '18

First Half of 2018
 239 Retail violent deaths
 213 Criminal acts



Compared to 2017
Deaths up 6.2% (225 in 1st half of '17)
Criminal acts up 6% (201 in 1st half of '17)

 
  Quarterly Comparison - '17 vs. '18

Q2 2018
114 Retail violent deaths
100 Criminal acts


Compared to Q2 2017
Deaths up 1% (113 in Q2 '17)
Criminal acts up 1% (99 in Q2 '17)


239 Mid-Year 2018 Violent Deaths by Group
29% Suspects - 71% Victims
69 Suspects, 116 Customers, 48 Associates, 6 LP/LE/Security


239 Mid-Year '18 Total Violent Deaths
29%, 69 Suspects - Down 20% from '17
49%, 116 Customers - Up 29% from '17
20%, 48 Associates - Up 20% from '17
2%, 6 LE/LP/Security  - Down 33% from '17

225 Mid-Year '17 Total Violent Deaths
38%, 86 Suspects
40%, 90 Customers
18%, 40 Associates
4%, 9 LE/LP/Security


114 Q2 2018 Violent Deaths by Group
30% Suspects - 70% Victims
34 Suspects,
54 Customers, 20 Associates, 6 LP/LE/Security


114 Q2 2018 Total Violent Deaths

30%, 34 Suspects Down 3% from Q1
47%, 54 Customers Down 13% from Q1
18%, 20 Associates - Down 28% from Q1
5%, 6 LE/LP/Security

125 Q1 2018 Total Violent Deaths
28%, 35 Suspects Down 33% from Q1 '17
50%, 62 Customers Up 114% from Q1 '17
22%, 28 Associates - Up 8% from Q1 '17
 

 
 

Mid-Year Totals: 160 Homicides - 79 Retail Crime Deaths


67% (160) of deaths were homicides
                 
Arguments, murder/suicides

                14%, 22 Suspects
               
86%, 138 Victims


33% (79) of deaths occurred during a retail crime
                   
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking
                 59%, 47 Suspects
                 41%, 32 Victims


Q2 Totals: 72 Homicides -
42 Retail Crime Deaths


63% (72) of deaths were homicides
                 
Arguments, murder/suicides

                11%, 8 Suspects
               
89%, 64 Victims


37% (42) of deaths occurred during a retail crime
                   
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking
                 62%, 26 Suspects
                 38%, 16 Victims



Deaths In Parking Lot, In Store & Off Premises
 

Mid-Year

53%, 126 killed in parking lots
33%, 79 inside store or mall
14%, 34 died off premises
 

Q2



54%, 62 killed in parking lots
31%, 35 inside store or mall
15%, 17 died off premises
 



In-Store/Mall Violent Deaths

Mid-Year

 

Q2

 



Customers, Associates & Law Enforcement Killed

Mid-Year - 170

71% of total deaths
55%, 94 killed outside the store
37%, 63 killed inside the store/mall
8%, 13 killed off premises
 

Q2 - 80

70% of total deaths
57%, 46 killed outside the store
34%, 27 killed inside the store/mall
9%, 7 killed off premises
 



Q2: 20 Associates Violently Killed

18% of the total deaths
11 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
7 killed in homicide
1 killed by suicide
1 killed
by co-worker/employee/relative
 


 


Q2: 20 Associate Deaths By Gender & Method

Males Killed 6 to 1
85
%, 17 Males
15%, 3 Females
 

Method
75%, 15 Killed by gun
10%, 2
stabbed
10%, 2 beaten
5%, 1 not listed
 



Q2 Total Deaths by Gender


 

Males Killed By 81-13 Margin
81
%, 92 Males
13%, 15 Females

6
%, 7 Not listed




Q2: Total Deaths by Store Type




*Other category consists of pawn shop, flea market, gun range,
sweepstakes venue & check cashing
 
 


Q1 2018 Deaths by Store Type:

1. C-stores
2. Other
3. Gas Stations
4. Shopping Center/Malls
5. Restaurants
 


Q2 2018 Deaths by Store Type:

1. C-stores
2. Restaurant
3. Gas Stations
4. Shopping Center/Malls
5. Big Box
 



Violent Deaths by Weekday
Wednesday Top Day in 2018, Friday Lowest of Both Years


Mid-Year '18 Days
Ranked

1. Wednesday - 46
2. Tuesday - 40
3. Sunday - 38
4. Monday - 35
5. Saturday - 33
6. Thursday - 28
7. Friday - 19
 

Mid-Year '17 Days Ranked
1. Monday - 40
2. Sunday - 37
3. Saturday - 30
4. Wednesday - 27
5. Tuesday - 27
6. Thursday - 27
7. Friday 18
 

Combined Days Ranked
1. Monday - 75
2. Sunday - 75
3. Wednesday - 73
4. Tuesday - 67

5. Saturday - 63
6. Thursday - 55
7. Friday 37
 



Violent Deaths by State
Texas, California Most Combined Mid-Year Deaths

Mid-Year 2018 States Ranked
1. Texas (29)
2. California (26)
3. Florida (14)
4. Georgia (12)
5. Alabama (11)

2017 States Ranked
1. Texas (52)
2. California (49)
3. Georgia (27)
4. Florida (25)
5. Tennessee (15)


 



Violent Deaths by City

  Q2 2018 Top Cities
1. Nashville, TN (6)
2. Indianapolis, IN (3)
2. Tallassee, AL (3)
2. Royaltown, MI (3)
3. Houston, TX (2)
3. Oklahoma City, OK (2)
3. Kansas City, MO (2)


Q1 2018 Top Cities
1. Birmingham, AL (4)
2. Houston, TX (4)
3. Melcroft, NC (4)
4. Las Vegas, NV (3)
5. Jacksonville, FL (3)

 
 

Q1 2017 Top Cities
1. Houston, TX (5)
2. Memphis, TN (4)
3. Little Rock, AR (3)
4. Indianapolis, IN (3)
5. Atlanta, GA (3) 

Q2 2017 Top Cities
1. Memphis, TN (5)
2. St. Louis, MO (3)
3. Las Vegas, NV (3)
4. Chicago, IL (2)
5. Atlanta, GA (2)



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