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The D&D Daily's Exclusive - Publicly Reported
'Retail Fatalities Report' Q2/Mid-Year 2019

208 Retail Fatalities from Jan-June This Year - Down 13% from 2018
86 Retail Fatalities in Q2 2019 - Down 24% from Q2 2018

 



Mid-Year
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019

 

Mid-Year Deaths Down 13% since '18
Mid-Year Criminal Acts Down 9% since '18

Mid-Year Down 7% since '17
Mid-Year Criminal Acts Down 4% since '17

Mid-Year Deaths Up 6% since '16
Mid-Year Criminal Acts Up 9% since '16


 



2nd Quarter
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019

 

Q2 Deaths Down 24% since '18
Q2 Criminal Acts Down 20% since '18

Q2 Deaths Down 24% since '17
Q2 Criminal Acts Down 19% since '17

Q2 Deaths Down 10% since '16
Q2 Criminal Acts Down 12% since '16


 



208
Retail Violent Deaths Mid-Year 2019 by Category
31% Suspects - 68% Victims
65 Suspects, 103
Customers, 34 Associates, 6 LP/LE/Security


 

208 Total Mid-Year 2019 Violent Deaths
31%, 65 Suspects - down 6% from '18
49%, 103 Customers - down 11% from '18
16%, 34 Associates - down 41% from '18
3%, 6 LE/LP/Security

239
Total Mid-Year 2018 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 Total Mid-Year 2017 Violent Deaths
38%, 86 Suspects
40%, 90 Customers
18%, 40 Associates
4%, 9 LE/LP/Security
 



Mid-Year
Totals: 128 Homicides - 80 Retail Crime Deaths



61% (128) of Mid-Year '19 deaths were homicides

Arguments, murder/suicides
, workplace violence, fire
15%, 19 Suspects
85%, 109 Victims

38% (80) of
Mid-Year '19 deaths occurred during retail crime
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking

57%, 46 Suspects
42%, 34 Victims

67% (160) of Mid-Year '18 deaths were homicides
Arguments, murder/suicides
, workplace violence, fire
14%, 22 Suspects
86%, 138 Victims

33% (79) of
Mid-Year '18 deaths occurred during retail crime
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking
59%, 47 Suspects
41%, 32 Victims

58% (131) of Mid-Year '17 deaths were homicides
Arguments, murder/suicides
, workplace violence, fire
24%, 32 Suspects
76%, 99 Victims

42% (94) of
Mid-Year '17 deaths occurred during retail crime
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking
57%, 54 Suspects
43%, 40 Victims



Mid-Year Total Deaths In Parking Lot, In Store & Off Premises
 

Mid-Year 2019 Totals
46%, 96 killed in parking lots
38%, 79 inside store or mall
16%, 33 died off premises

Mid-Year 2018 Totals
53%, 126 killed in parking lots
33%, 79 inside store or mall
14%, 34 died off premises

Mid-Year 2017 Totals
53%, 119 killed in parking lots
35%, 78 inside store or mall
12%, 28 died off premises  


Mid-Year
: 79 In-Store/Mall Violent Deaths


 

Mid-Year 2019 Totals
91%, 72 were shot
8%, 6 were stabbed/beaten/police custody
1%, 1 n/a

Mid-Year 2018 Totals
81%, 64 were shot
14%, 11 were stabbed/beaten
1%, 1 was on drugs

4%, 3 n/a

Mid-Year 2017 Totals
86%, 67 were shot
14%, 11 were stabbed/beaten

 


Mid-Year
: 143 Customers, Associates & Law Enforcement Killed


 

Mid-Year 2019 Totals
52%, 74 killed outside the store
42%, 60 killed inside store/mall
6%, 9 killed off premises

Mid-Year 2018 Totals
55%, 94 killed outside the store
37%, 63 killed inside store/mall
8%, 13 killed off premises


Mid-Year 2017 Totals
57%, 79 killed outside the store
43%, 60 killed inside store/mall
 



Mid-Year: 34 Associates Violently Killed

Mid-Year 2019 Totals
21 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
6 killed in workplace violence/co-worker
5
 killed in murder/homicide/suicide
2 killed in crash/accident

Mid-Year 2018 Totals
22
 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
19
 killed in murder/homicide/suicide
4 killed in workplace violence
2
killed by former co-worker/relative/other
1 killed in accident


Mid-Year 2017 Totals
30 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
8 killed by employee/relative/customer
2 killed
in murder/homicide/suicide
 



Mid-Year: 34 Associate Deaths By Gender & Method


 

Mid-Year 2019 Totals
76%, 26 Males
21%, 7 Females
3%, 1 n/a


Mid-Year 2018 Totals
69
%, 33 Males
27%, 13 Females
4%, 2 n/a


Mid-Year 2017 Totals
75%, 30 Males
25%, 10 Females

 

Mid-Year 2019 Totals
94%, 32 Killed by gun
3%, 1 stabbed/beaten
3%, 1
car crash


Mid-Year 2018 Totals
81%, 39 Killed by gun
15%, 7
stabbed/beaten
2%, 1 run over
2%, 1 n/a

Mid-Year 2017 Totals
80
%, 32 Killed by gun
15%, 6
stabbed/beaten
2%, 1 fire
2%, 1 suicide
 



Mid-Year
Deaths by Gender


 
Mid-Year 2019 Totals
82%, 172 Males
12%, 25 Females

5%, 11 n/a


Mid-Year 2018 Totals
78%, 188 Males
16%, 38 Females

5%, 13
n/a

Mid-Year 2017 Totals
88%, 198 Males
12%, 27 Females

 



 



Mid-Year Deaths by Store Type
C-Stores Top Store Type Four Straight Years




 
2016:
1. C-stores (26%)
2. Gas Stations (25%)
3. Big Box (21%)
4. Restaurants (9%)
5. Dollar Stores (8%)
 
Mid-Year 2017:
1. C-stores (28.5%)
2. Big Box (13%)
3. Restaurants (12.5%)
4. Malls (9%)
5. Other (8%)
 
Mid-Year 2018:
1. C-stores (19%)
2. Gas Stations (13.4%)
3. Restaurants (12.4%)
4. Malls (10.8%)
5. Other (9.3%)
Mid-Year 2019:
1. C-stores (20%)

2. Restaurants (11.5%)
3. Gas Stations (11%)
4. Malls (8.8%)
5. Specialty (8.5%)


Mid-Year Violent Deaths by Weekday
Tuesday & Wednesday Highest - Two Straight Years

2016:
1. Sunday
2. Friday
3. Saturday
4. Wednesday
5. Monday
6. Tuesday
7. Thursday
 
Mid-Year 2017:
1. Monday - 40
2. Sunday - 37
3. Saturday - 30
4. Wednesday - 27
5. Tuesday - 27
6. Thursday - 27
7. Friday 18
 
Mid-Year 2018:
1. Wednesday - 46
2. Tuesday - 40
3. Sunday - 38
4. Monday - 35
5. Saturday - 33
6. Thursday - 28
7. Friday - 19
 

Mid-Year 2019:
1. Tuesday - 43
2. Wednesday - 33
3. Thursday - 32
4. Saturday - 32
5. Sunday - 26
6. Monday - 23
7. Friday - 19
 



Mid-Year Violent Deaths by State
Texas & California Top 2
Four Years in a Row

2016:
1. Texas (43)
2. California (39)
3. Florida (31)
4. Georgia (23)
5. Ohio (17)
Mid-Year 2017:
1. California (28)
2. Texas (23)
3. Georgia (18)
4. Florida (17)
5. Tennessee (12)
Mid-Year 2018:
1. Texas (29)
2. California (26)
3. Florida (14)
4. Georgia (12)
5. Alabama (11)
Mid-Year 2019:
1. California (27)
2. Texas (22)
3. Florida (13)
4. GA, VA & NC (10)
5. Tennessee & Illinois (8)



 



Mid-Year Violent Deaths by City
Houston Most Deaths - 3 out of 4 Years

  Mid-Year 2019:
1. Houston, TX 6
2.
Charlotte, NC 6
3. Los Angeles, CA 5
3. St. Louis, MO 4
3. Tulsa, OK/Chicago, IL 3

Mid-Year 2018:
1. Houston, TX
2. Nashville, TN
3. Birmingham, AL
4. Melcroft, NC
5. Indianapolis IN/Kansas City, MO

Mid-Year 2017:
1. Memphis, TN
2. Houston, TX
3. Atlanta, GA
4. St Louis, MO
5. Las Vegas, NV/Chicago, IL

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



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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