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The D&D Daily's Exclusive - Publicly Reported
Q3 2019 'Retail Fatalities Report'

375 Retail Fatalities from Jan-September - Up 3% from 2018
167 Retail Fatalities in Q3 2019 - Up 34% from Q3 2018
Customer Deaths Nearly Double Since 2018

 



Year-to-Date
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019

YTD Fatalities Up 3% since '18
YTD Criminal Acts Flat since '18

YTD Fatalities Up 21% since '17
YTD Criminal Acts Up 12% since '17

YTD Deaths Up 20% since '16
YTD Criminal Acts Up 10% since '16
 


 



3rd Quarter
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019

 

Q3 Fatalities Up 34% since '18*
Q3 Criminal Acts Up 21% since '18

Q3 Fatalities Up 96% since '17
Q3 Criminal Acts Up 52% since '17

Q3 Deaths Up 44% since '16
Q3 Criminal Acts Up 13% since '16


*El Paso & Dayton Mass Shootings Impact Number of Fatalities
While there was a substantial increase in the number of Q3 retail fatalities, one contributing factor was the mass shootings at an El Paso Walmart (22 fatalities) and a Dayton bar (9 fatalities).
 



Q3 2019's 167
Retail Violent Fatalities by Category
20% Suspects - 80% Victims
33 Suspects, 103
Customers, 28 Associates, 3 LP/LE/Security


 

167 Total Q3 2019 Violent Fatalities
20%, 33 Suspects - up 3% from '18
6
1%, 103 Customers - up 94% from '18
17%, 28 Associates - down 26% from '18
2%, 3 LE/LP/Security* - up 50% from '18

125
Total Q3 2018 Violent Fatalities
26%, 32 Suspects - up 14% from '17
42%, 53 Customers -  up 71% from '17
30%, 38 Associates - up 65% from '17
2%, 2 LE/LP/Security - flat from '17

85 Total Q3 2017 Violent Fatalities
33%, 28 Suspects
37%, 31 Customers
27%, 23 Associates
3%, 2 LE/LP/Security
 

*3 Law Enforcement/Security Officers Killed in Retail Violence Incidents
Sadly, three law enforcement and security officers were among the Q3 retail fatalities.
On July 9, a deputy was killed in Gainesville, Georgia chasing a robbery suspect. On Aug. 8, a 7-Eleven security guard was killed in a stabbing rampage. And on Aug. 13, a security guard was shot and killed during an arcade room robbery.

 



Q3 Fatalities In Parking Lot, In Store & Off Premises

 


 

Q3 2019 Totals
45%, 75 killed in parking lots
48%, 80 inside store or mall
7%, 12 died off premises

Q3 2018 Totals

54.5%, 68 killed in parking lots
34.5%, 43 inside store or mall
11%, 14 died off premises or unaccounted

Q3 2017 Totals
49%, 42 killed in parking lots
39%, 33 inside store or mall
12%, 10 died off premises  
 



Q3: 28 Associate Fatalities

Q3 2019 Totals
15 (54%) killed during robberies
6 (21%) killed in workplace violence incidents
5
(18%) killed in murder/suicide
2 (7%) killed in accidents

Q3
2018 Totals
15 (39%) killed during robberies
17 (45%) killed in shootings/homicide/fight
6 (16%) killed by co-worker/employee/relative

Q3 2017 Totals
14 (61%) killed during robberies
6 (26%) killed in deadly confrontation
2 (9%) killed by current employee
1 (4%) killed by relative
 



Q3: 28 Associate Fatalities By Gender & Method


 

Q3 2019 Totals
75%, 21 Males
25%, 7 Females


Q3
2018 Totals
66
%, 25 Males
21%, 8 Females
13%, 5 n/a


Q3 2017 Totals
87%, 20 Males
9%, 2 Females
4%, 1 n/a

 

Q3 2019 Totals
86%, 24 shot
7%, 2 stabbed
7%, 2 crushed


Q3
2018 Totals
86%, 33 shot
7%, 3
stabbed
3%, 1 beaten
3%, 1 dragged by car

Q3 2017 Totals
96%, 22 shot
4%, 1
not listed

 



Q3 Fatalitie
s by Gender


 
Q3 2019 Totals
80%, 133 Males
20%, 34 Females


Q3 2018 Totals
80%, 100 Males
13%, 16 Females

7%, 9
Not listed

Q3 2017 Totals
85%, 72 Males
7%, 6 Females
8%, 7 Not listed

 



 



Q3 Fatalities 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%)
 
Q3 2017:
1. C-stores (28%)
2. Grocery (13%)
3. Restaurants (13%)
4. Big Box (8%)
5. Specialty (8%)
 
Q3 2018:
1. C-stores (26%)
2. Other (14%)
3. Restaurants (12%)
4. Specialty (10%)
5. Gas Stations (10%)
Q3 2019:
1. C-stores (27%)

2. Restaurants (18%)
3. Gas Stations (11%)
4. Big Box (8%)
5. Specialty (8%)


Q3 Fatality Incidents by Weekday
Wednesday Highest - Friday Consistently Lowest

2016:
1. Sunday
2. Friday
3. Saturday
4. Wednesday
5. Monday
6. Tuesday
7. Thursday
 
Q3 2017:
1. Sunday - 14
1. Saturday - 14
1. Tuesday - 14

2. Monday - 13
3. Wednesday - 12
4. Thursday - 7
4. Friday - 7
 
Q3 2018:
1. Saturday - 32
2. Sunday - 18
2. Thursday - 18

3. Monday - 17
3. Tuesday - 17
5. Wednesday - 15
5. Friday - 8
 

Q3 2019:
1. Wednesday - 27
2. Sunday - 19
2. Monday - 19
3. Tuesday - 18
4. Saturday - 17
5. Thursday - 13
6. Friday - 10
 



Q3 Fatality Incidents by State
California Surpasses Texas as Top State

2016:
1
. Texas (43)
2. California (39)
3. Florida (31)
4. Georgia (23)
5. Ohio (7)

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

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

Q3 2019:
1. California (14)
2. Florida (13)
3. Texas (12)
4. Georgia (8)
5. Virginia (6)



 



Q3 Fatality Incidents by City
Dallas Most Deaths - 2 out of 4 Years

  Q3 2019:
1. Dallas, TX (5)
2. DeKalb, GA (3)
3. Memphis, TN (3)
4. Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Queens, NY; San Antonio, TX; Tulsa, OK (2)

Q3 2018:
1. Houston, TX
2. Minneapolis, MN 
3. Detroit, MI 
4. Jacksonville, FL
5. New Orleans, LA

Q3 2017:
1. Dallas, TX
2. Colorado Springs, CO
3. Las Vegas, NV
4. Kansas City, MO
5. Houston, TX

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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