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The D&D Daily's Exclusive - Publicly Reported
'Retail Violent Death Report' Q4 & Full Year 2018

Retail Violent Deaths Up 30% Since 2016

488 Retail Violent Deaths Up 15% in 2018
124
Retail Violent Deaths Up 8.7% in Q4

See Our Analysis Here



2016 - 2017 - 2018
Year
ly Comparison

  Deaths Up 15% since '17
Criminal Acts Up 10%
since '17

Deaths Up 30% since '16
Criminal Acts Up 21% since '16


2018 Totals
488 Retail Violent Deaths
429 Criminal Acts

2017 Totals
424 Retail Violent Deaths
390 Criminal Acts

2016 Totals
374 Retail Violent Deaths
354 Criminal Acts

 

 


4th Quarter
2016 - 2017 - 2018

 

Q4 Deaths Up 8.7% since '17
Q4 Criminal Acts up 5.5% since '17

Q4 Deaths Up 57% since '16
Q4 Criminal Acts up 54% since '16

Q4 2018 Totals
124 Retail Violent Deaths
114 Criminal Acts

Q4 2017 Totals
114 Retail Violent Deaths
108 Criminal Acts

Q4 2016 Totals
79 Retail Violent Deaths
74 Criminal Acts
 


 


488 Retail Violent Deaths in 2018 by Category
28% Suspects - 72% Victims
137 Suspects,
230 Customers, 108 Associates, 13 LP/LE/Security


488 Total 2018 Violent Deaths
28%, 137 Suspects - Down 9% from '17
47
%, 230 Customers - Up 29% from '17 
22%, 108 Associates - Up 32% from '17
3%, 13 LE/LP/Security - Same as '17

4
24 Total 2017 Violent Deaths
36%, 151 Suspects
42
%, 178 Customers
19%, 82 Associates
3%, 13 LE/LP/Security

 



124 Q4 2018 Violent Deaths by Category
29% Suspects - 71% Victims
36 Suspects,
61 Customers, 22 Associates, 5 LP/LE/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

114 Q2 2018 Total Violent Deaths
30%, 34 Suspects No change from Q2 '17
47%, 54 Customers Down 1.5% from Q2 '17
18%, 20 Associates - Up 43% from Q2 '17
5%, 6 LE/LP/Security - Up 50% from Q2 '17

125 Q3 2018 Total Violent Deaths
26%, 32 Suspects Up 14% from Q3 '17
42%, 53 Customers Up 71% from Q3 '17
30%, 38 Associates - Up 65% from Q3 '17
2%, 2 LE/LP/Security - No change from Q3 '17


124 Q4 2018 Total Violent Deaths

29%, 36 Suspects No change from Q4 '17
50%, 61 Customers Up 7% from Q4 '17
17%, 22 Associates - Up 16% from Q4 '17
4%, 5 LE/LP/Security - Up 150% from Q4 '17
 



2018 Totals: 315 Homicides - 173 Retail Crime Deaths
Q4 Totals: 71 Homicides -
53 Retail Crime Deaths





 


65
% (315) of '18 deaths were homicides
Arguments, murder/suicides
, workplace violence, fire
14%, 43 Suspects
86%, 272 Victims

35% (173) of '18 deaths occurred during retail crime
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking
54%, 94 Suspects
46%, 79 Victims


57% (71) of Q4 deaths were homicides

Arguments, murder/suicides
, workplace violence, fire
15%, 11 Suspects
85%, 60 Victims

43% (53) of Q4 deaths occurred during retail crime
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking

47%, 25 Suspects
53%, 28 Victims

57% (242) of '17 deaths were homicides
Arguments, murder/suicides
, workplace violence, fire
20%, 49 Suspects
80%, 193 Victims

43% (182) of '17 deaths occurred during retail crime
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking
55%, 101 Suspects
45%, 81 Victims



2018 & Q4 Total Deaths In Parking Lot, In Store & Off Premises
 



 

2018 Totals
51%, 250 killed in parking lots
35%, 172 inside store or mall
14%, 66 died off premises


Q4 Totals

45%, 56 killed in parking lots
40%, 50 inside store or mall
14%, 18 died off premises

2017 Totals
50%, 214 killed in parking lots
37%, 156 inside store or mall
13%, 54 died off premises
 



2018: 172 In-Store/Mall Violent Deaths
Q4: 50 In-Store/Mall Violent Deaths


 

2018 Totals
84%, 144 were shot
11%, 19 were stabbed/beaten
.5%, 1 run over
4.5%, 8 other

Q4 Totals

84%, 42 were shot
6%, 3 stabbed/beaten
2%, 1 run over

8%, 4 other

2017 Totals
88%, 137 were shot
10%, 15 stabbed/beaten
2%, 4 other


Other includes: medical reasons, drowning, drugs, police custody, fire & n/a
 


2018: 351 Customers, Associates & Law Enforcement Killed
Q4: 88 Customers, Associates & Law Enforcement Killed

2018 Totals
55%, 192 killed outside the store
38%, 132 killed inside store/mall
6%, 23 killed off premises
1%, 4 n/a

Q4 Totals

54%, 48 killed outside the store
38%, 34 killed inside store/mall
7%, 6 killed
off premises

2017 Totals
54%, 151 killed outside the store
38%, 117 killed inside store/mall
7%, 5 killed off premises
 



2018: 108 Associates Violently Killed

Q4: 22 Associates Violently Killed

2018 Totals
55 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
19 killed in argument/fight
20 killed in
murder/homicide/suicide
14 killed by former co-worker/relative/other


Q4 Totals

18 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
2 killed in argument/fight
1 killed in murder/homicide
1 killed
by former co-worker

2017 Totals
58
killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
10 killed in argument/fight
8 killed by former c-worker
5 killed by relative/customer
1 killed in
murder/homicide

 


 



2018: 108 Associate Deaths by Gender & Method

Q4: 22 Associate Deaths By Gender & Method

2018 Totals
69
%, 74 Males
23%, 25 Females
8%, 9 n/a


Q4 2018 Totals

73
%, 16 Males
18%, 4 Females
9%, 2 n/a

2017 Totals
78
%, 64 Males
18%, 15 Females
4%, 3 n/a

 

2018 Totals
83%, 90 Killed by gun
12%, 13
stabbed/beaten
3%, 3 run over
2%, 2 medical reasons/other


Q4 2018 Totals
82%, 18 Killed by gun
9%, 2
stabbed/beaten
4.5%, 1 run over
4.5%, 1 medical reasons

2017 Totals
83%, 72 Killed by gun
12%, 7
stabbed/beaten
3%, 3 other
 



2018 & Q4 Deaths by Gender















 
2018 Totals
77%, 377 Males
16%, 77 Females

7
%, 34 n/a


Q4 2018 Totals

72
%, 89 Males
19%, 23 Females

9
%, 12 n/a (includes 3 police K-9s)

2017 Totals
77%, 371 Males
16%, 42 Females

7
%, 11 n/a

 



 



2018 Total Deaths by Store Type



 
2016 Totals:
1. C-stores (26%)
2. Gas Stations (25%)
3. Big Box (21%)
4. Restaurants (9%)
5. Dollar Stores (8%)
 
2017 Totals:
1. C-stores (18%)
2. Big Box (17%)
3. Gas Stations (12%)
4. Restaurants (9%)
5. Other (7%)
 
2018 Totals:
1. C-stores (21%)
2. Gas Stations (12%)
3. Other (11%)
4. Restaurant (10%)
5. Mall (9%)
Q4 2018:
1. C-stores (20%)

2. Gas Stations (12%)
3. Grocery (11%)
4. Mall (10%)
5. Specialty (9%)
 


2018 Violent Deaths by Weekday
Saturday, Sunday, Monday Highest

2018

2017

2016 Days Ranked:
1. Sunday
2. Friday
3. Saturday
4. Wednesday
5. Monday
6. Tuesday
7. Thursday
 
2017 Days Ranked:
1. Monday - 71
2. Sunday - 63
3. Saturday - 62
4. Wednesday - 58
5. Tuesday - 56
6. Thursday - 49
7. Friday - 42
 

2018 Days Ranked:
1. Saturday - 89
2. Wednesday - 79
3. Sunday - 77
4. Monday - 77
5. Tuesday - 70
6. Thursday - 57
7. Friday - 38
 



2018 Violent Deaths by State
Texas, California, Florida Most Deaths

2016 States
Ranked

1. Texas (43)
2. California (39)
3. Florida (31)
4. Georgia (23)
5. Ohio (17)
2017 States Ranked
1. Texas (52)
2. California (49)
3. Georgia (27)
4. Florida (25)
5. Tennessee (17)
2018 States
Ranked

1. Texas (54)
2. California (45)
3. Florida (33)
4. Georgia (24)
5. New York (18)
Q4 2018 States Ranked
1. Florida (12)
2. California (9)
3. Texas (9)
4. New York (7)
5. Georgia (7)



 



2018 Violent Deaths by City
Houston, Las Vegas & Birmingham Most Deaths

 
2018 Top Cities
1. Houston, TX
2. Las Vegas, NV
2. Birmingham, AL
3. Nashville, TN
3. New Orleans, LA
3. Jacksonville, FL

2017 Top Cities
1. Houston, TX
2. Memphis, TN
3. Atlanta, GA
4. Las Vegas, NV
5. Colorado Springs, CO

2016 Top Cities
1. Houston, TX
2. Atlanta, GA
3. Detroit, MI
4. Phoenix, AZ
5. Chicago, IL

2018


 


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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