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The D&D Daily's Publicly Reported
'Retail Violent Death Report' Q3

125 Q3 Retail Violent Deaths - Up 47% from Q3 '17
364 Retail Violent Deaths YTD - Up 17% from '17

 

  Year-to-Date Comparison
'17 vs. '18


Q1-Q3 2018 Totals
364 Retail violent deaths
315 Criminal acts



Compared to Q1-Q3 2017
Deaths up 17%
Criminal acts up 12%

 
  Quarterly Comparison
'17 vs. '18


Q3 2018
125 Retail violent deaths
102 Criminal acts



Compared to Q3 2017
Deaths up 47% (85 in Q3 '17)
Criminal acts up 26% (81 in Q3 '17)


125 Q3 2018 Violent Deaths by Group
26% Suspects - 74% Victims
32 Suspects,
53 Customers, 38 Associates, 2 LP/LE/Security

125 Q3 2018 Total Violent Deaths
26%, 32 Suspects Down 6% from Q2
42%, 53 Customers Down 1.8% from Q2
30%, 38 Associates - Up 36% from Q2
2%, 2 LE/LP/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
 



Q3 Totals:  Homicides -
 Retail Crime Deaths


67% (84) of deaths were homicides
                 
Arguments, murder/suicides

                12%, 10 Suspects
               
88%, 74 Victims


33% (41) of deaths occurred during retail crime
                   
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking
                 54%, 22 Suspects
                 46%, 19 Victims



Deaths In Parking Lot, In Store & Off Premises
 

Q3


 

54%, 68 killed in parking lots
34%, 43 inside store or mall
7%, 9 died off premises
4%, 5 were unaccounted for



In-Store/Mall Violent Deaths

Q3

88%, 38 were shot
5%, 2 were beaten
7%, 3 were stabbed


Customers, Associates & Law Enforcement Killed

Q3 - 93 Victims

74% of total deaths
54%, 50 killed outside the store
37%, 35 killed inside the store/mall
4%, 4 killed off premises
4%, 4
n/a



Q3: 38 Associates Violently Killed

30% of the total deaths
15 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
17 killed in shootings/homicide/fight
6 killed
by co-worker/employee/relative


 


Q3: 38 Associate Deaths By Gender & Method

Males Killed 3 to 1
66
%, 25 Males
21%, 8 Females
13%, 5 n/a
 

Method
86%, 33 Killed by gun
7%, 3
stabbed
3%, 1 beaten
3%, 1 dragged by car
 



Q3 Total Deaths by Gender


 

Males Killed By 100-16 Margin
80
%, 100 Males
13%, 16 Females

7
%, 9 Not listed




Q3: Total Deaths by Store Type




*Other category consists of bars, check cashing stores, distribution centers,
hotels, movie theaters & pawn shops
 

Q3 2018 Deaths by
Store Type:

1. C-stores
2. Other
3. Restaurant
4. Specialty
5. Gas Stations
 

Q2 2018 Deaths by
Store Type:

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

Q1 2018 Deaths by
Store Type:

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



Violent Deaths by Weekday
Saturday Top Day in Q3 2018, Friday Lowest of Both Years


Q3 '18 Days Ranked
1. Saturday - 32
2. Sunday - 18
3.
Thursday - 18
4. Monday - 17
5. Tuesday - 17
6. Wednesday - 15
7. Friday - 8
 

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
 

Q3 '17 Days Ranked
1. Saturday - 14
2.
Sunday - 14
3. Tuesday - 14
4. Monday - 13
5. Wednesday - 12
6. Thursday - 7
7. Friday - 7
 



Violent Deaths by State
Texas, California Most Deaths Both Years

Q3 2018 States Ranked
1. Texas (16)
2. California (10)
3. Maryland (8)
4. Florida (7)
5. New York (7)

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

Q3 2017 States Ranked
1. Texas (9)
2. California (6)
3. Georgia (6)
4. Colorado (5)
5. North Carolina (5)




Violent Deaths by City

  Q3 2018 Top Cities
1. Houston, TX (6)
2. Minneapolis, MN (5)
2. Detroit, MI (5)
3. Jacksonville, FL (4)
3. New Orleans, LA (4)
4. Los Angeles, CA (3)
4. Macon, GA (3)


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)

 



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