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The D&D Daily's Exclusive - Publicly Reported
'Retail Fatalities Report' Q1 2019

Retail Fatalities Up 22% Since 2016

122 Retail Violent Deaths - Down 2% in Q1 from 2018



1st Quarter
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019

 

Q1 Deaths Down 2% since '18
Q1 Criminal Acts Same since '18

Q1 Deaths Up 9% since '17
Q1 Criminal Acts Up 11% since '17

Q1 Deaths Up 22% since '16
Q1 Criminal Acts Up 31% since '16

Q1 2019 Totals
122 Retail Violent Deaths
113 Criminal Acts


Q1 2018 Totals
125 Retail Violent Deaths
113 Criminal Acts

Q1 2017 Totals
112 Retail Violent Deaths
102 Criminal Acts

Q1 2016 Totals
100 Retail Violent Deaths
86 Criminal Acts
 



122 Retail Violent Deaths in Q1 2019 by Category
34% Suspects - 66% Victims
41 Suspects,
59 Customers, 20 Associates, 2 LP/LE/Security

122 Total Q1 2019 Violent Deaths
34%, 41 Suspects - up 17% from '18
48
%, 59 Customers - down 5% from '18
16%, 20 Associates - down 28% from '18
2%, 2 LE/LP/Security


125
Total Q1 2018 Violent Deaths
28%, 35 Suspects - down 32% from '17
50
%, 62 Customers -  up 112% from '17
22%, 28 Associates - up 8% from '17
0%, 0 LE/LP/Security

112 Total Q1 2017 Violent Deaths
46%, 52 Suspects
26
%, 29 Customers
23%, 26 Associates
4%, 5 LE/LP/Security
 



Q1 Totals: 71 Homicides -
51 Retail Crime Deaths


 




58% (71) of Q1 '19 deaths were homicides

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

42% (51) of Q1 '19 deaths occurred during retail crime
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking

59%, 30 Suspects
41%, 21 Victims

70% (88) of Q1 '18 deaths were homicides
Arguments, murder/suicides
, workplace violence, fire
16%, 14 Suspects
84%, 74 Victims

30% (37) of Q1 '18 deaths occurred during retail crime
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking
56%, 21 Suspects
43%, 16 Victims

46% (52) of Q1 '17 deaths were homicides
Arguments, murder/suicides
, workplace violence, fire
44%, 23 Suspects
56%, 29 Victims

53% (60) of '17 deaths occurred during retail crime
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking
48%, 29 Suspects
52%, 31 Victims



Q1 Total Deaths In Parking Lot, In Store & Off Premises
 


 

Q1 2019 Totals
45%, 54 killed in parking lots
37%, 46 inside store or mall
18%, 22 died off premises


Q1 2018 Totals

51%, 64 killed in parking lots
35%, 44 inside store or mall
14
%, 17 died off premises

Q1 2017 Totals
57%, 64 killed in parking lots
37%, 41 inside store or mall
6%, 7 died off premises
 



Q1: 46 In-Store/Mall Violent Deaths


 

Q1 2019 Totals
96%, 44 were shot
2%, 1 was stabbed/beaten
2%, 1 n/a

Q1 2018 Totals

86%, 38 were shot
14%, 6 stabbed/beaten


Q1 2017 Totals
83%, 34 were shot
17%, 7 stabbed/beaten

 


Q1: 81 Customers, Associates & Law Enforcement Killed

Q1 2019 Totals
51%, 41 killed outside the store
42%, 34 killed inside store/mall
7%, 6 killed off premises

Q1 2018 Totals

53%, 48 killed outside the store
40%, 36  killed inside store/mall
6%, 6 killed off premises


Q1 2017 Totals
59%, 49 killed outside the store
38%, 32 killed inside store/mall
3%, 3 killed off premises
 



Q1: 20 Associates Violently Killed

Q1 2019 Totals
11 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
5
killed in murder/homicide/suicide
3 killed in workplace violence/co-worker
1 killed in crash

Q1 2018 Totals
11
killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
11 killed in murder/homicide/suicide
4 killed in workplace violence
1 killed in accident
1 killed by former co-worker/relative/other


Q1 2017 Totals
24
killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
1 killed by former co-worker
1 killed by relative/customer

 


 



Q1: 20 Associate Deaths By Gender & Method

Q1 2019 Totals
70
%, 14 Males
25%, 5 Females
5%, 1 n/a


Q1 2018 Totals
57
%, 16 Males
36%, 10 Females
7%, 2 n/a


Q1 2017 Totals
73
%, 19 Males
27%, 7 Females

 

Q1 2019 Totals
95
%, 19 Killed by gun
5%, 1
car crash


Q1 2018 Totals
86%, 24 Killed by gun
11%, 3
stabbed/beaten
3%, 1 run over

Q1 2017 Totals
77
%, 20 Killed by gun
19%, 5
stabbed/beaten
4%, 1 fire
 



Q1 Deaths by Gender


Q1 2019 Totals
81%, 99 Males
11%, 14 Females

7%, 9 n/a


Q1 2018 Totals

77
%, 96 Males
18%, 23 Females

5
%, 6 n/a

Q1 2017 Totals
89%, 100 Males
9%, 10 Females

3%, 4 n/a

 



 



2019 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%)
 
Q1 2017 Totals:
1. C-stores (28%)
2. Restaurants (15%)
3. Big Box (14%)
4. Other (9%)
5. Grocery Stores (5%)
 
Q1 2018 Totals:
1. C-stores (19%)
2. Other (13.6%)
3. Gas Stations (12.8)
4. Malls/Shopping Centers (9.6%)
5. Restaurants (8.8%)
Q1 2019 Totals:
1. C-stores (20%)

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


Q1 Violent Deaths by Weekday
Weekends, Wednesday & Tuesday  Highest

2016
Days Ranked
:
1. Sunday
2. Friday
3. Saturday
4. Wednesday
5. Monday
6. Tuesday
7. Thursday
 
Q1 2017
Days Ranked
:
1. Saturday - 19
2. Monday - 19
3. Sunday - 18
4. Tuesday - 17
5. Wednesday - 16
6. Thursday - 14
7. Friday - 7
 
Q1 2018
Days Ranked
:
1. Wednesday - 31
2. Sunday - 19
3. Monday - 19
4. Tuesday - 17
5. Thursday - 16
6. Saturday - 16
7. Friday - 7
 

Q1 2019
Days Ranked
:
1. Tuesday - 28
2. Wednesday - 23
3. Thursday - 20
4. Saturday - 17
5. Sunday - 13
6. Friday - 12
7. Monday - 9
 



Q1 Violent Deaths by State
Texas & California Top 2 in Most Deaths

2016 States
Ranked

1. Texas (43)
2. California (39)
3. Florida (31)
4. Georgia (23)
5. Ohio (17)
Q1 2017 States Ranked
1. Texas (15)
2. California (12)
3. Georgia (9)
4. FL & NC (7 each)
5. AR & TN (5 each)
Q1 2018 States
Ranked

1. Texas (17)
2. California (16)
3. North Carolina (8)
4. Florida (7)
5. GA, AL & AZ (6)
Q1 2019 States Ranked
1. Texas (15)
2. California (11)
3. Florida (8)
4. Virginia (7)
5. North Carolina (6)



 



Q1 Violent Deaths by City
Houston & Birmingham Most Deaths

  Q1 2019 Top Cities
1. Ft. Worth, TX
2. Charlotte, NC
3. DeKalb, GA
3. Philadelphia, PA
3. Wayne, NJ

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

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

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

Q1


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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