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The D&D Daily's Exclusive
Holiday Robbery & Burglary Report

Holiday Violence Down Across the Board Since 2016
Robberies Flat, Burglaries Down 62% Since '18
Deadly Incidents Decreased 54% Over 3 Years

2016-2019 Holiday Retail Violence - By the Numbers

-157 robberies
-37 burglaries
-25 shootings
-13 killed
-137 robberies
-29 burglaries
-8 shootings
-4 killed
-125 robberies
-34 burglaries
-7 shootings
-6 killed
-125 robberies
-13 burglaries
-8 shootings
-6 killed

We at 'The Daily' have been reporting separate data for holiday week incidents for many years. Even though many uncontrolled variables go into these numbers, we maintain the same standard for 'reported incidents'

From Dec. 23 to Jan. 1, tragically, 2 employees and 1 customer were killed along with 3 suspects at retail locations. While any violent incident or death is tragic, there was a decline in reported incidents during this holiday period, as the numbers above show.

Since 2016, we've seen decreases in holiday week violence across the board:

-Robbery incidents down 20%
-Burglary incidents down 65%
-Shootings down 68%
-Deaths down 54%


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robberies & burglaries

Editor's Note: Awareness is a key element of loss prevention, and what and how we train our associates has an impact. Over the years, we have seen an increase from our law enforcement partners kicking off holiday crime prevention efforts, increasing patrols in retail areas, parking lots and malls, working hand in hand with retail loss prevention professionals. Each year, our vendors supply us new technology: cameras, safes, EAS, GPS, locks, alarms and guards to add to our tool kits to support our mission.

With all that additional support, no matter what kind of retailer you are, it still comes down to increasing associate awareness within your four walls. Taking the time to teach a classroom full of new associates or spending two minutes with a cashier, passing on your knowledge of loss prevention and safety is YOUR job. Continuing to educate yourself through certification programs, seminars, conferences and keeping up with the 'DAILY' news is YOUR responsibility. Awareness training is not as cut and dry as shrink results or as fancy as a big ORC bust. It can't be analyzed on a graph, but when it comes down to the protection and safety of your fellow employees, it is immeasurable.

Obviously Everyone’s Efforts Are Making a Difference
Let’s Keep Them All Safe Out There


Coming Soon: The D&D Daily's Q4 & 2019 Robbery & Burglary Report

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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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