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The D&D Daily's Exclusive - Publicly Reported
Q4 & 2019 'Retail Violent Fatalities Report'

498 Fatalities Up 33% Over 2016
426 Incidents Up 20% Over 2016
Fatalities: 72% Victims 28% Suspects

 



Yearly Comparison
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019

Up 33%

Up 20%


Fatalities Up 33% since 2016
Incidents up 20% since 2016
Flat Over 2018
 



4th Quarter Comparison
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019

Up 55%


 

Up 48%


 


123 Fatalities Up 55% Over 2016
110 Incidents Up 48% Over 2016
Flat Over 2018

 



2019's
498 Retail Violent Fatalities by Category

72% Victims - 28% Suspects
257/51.6% Customers, 87/17.4% Associates, 13/2.6% LP/LE/Security
141/28% Suspects

3 Yr. Average

70% Victims - 30% Suspects

47% Customers, 19% Associates, 3% LP/LE/Security
30% Suspects



 


498 Total 2019 Violent
Fatalities
28%, 141 Suspects - Up 3% from '18
52
%, 257 Customers - Up 12% from '18
17%, 87 Associates - Down 19% from '18
3%, 13 LE/LP/Security - Same as '18

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

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



2019 Fatalities Location
46% In-Store, 43% Parking Lots, 11% Off Premises

3 Yr. Average
48% in Parking Lots, 39% In-Store or Mall, 12% Off Premise
 


 

2019 Totals
43%, 216 killed in parking lots
46%, 227 inside store or mall
11%, 55 died off premises

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

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



2019: 87 Associate Fatalities
62% Commission of Crime, 18% Workplace Violence
12% Murder/Suicide, 7% Accidental


3 Yr. Average
62% Commission of Crime, 18% Workplace Violence
12% Murder/Suicide, 7% Accidental

 

2019 Totals
54 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
16 killed in argument/co-worker/workplace violence
11 killed in
murder/homicide/suicide
6 killed in accident

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


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

 


 


2019 Total Fatalities by Gender

83% Male 15% Female


 
2019 Totals
83%, 411 Males
15%, 76 Females

2%, 11 n/a


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

7
%, 34 n/a


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

7
%, 11 n/a


 


2019: 87 Associate Fatalities By Gender & Method


 

2019 Totals
79
%, 69 Males
20%, 17 Females
1%, 1 n/a


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


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

 

2019 Totals
85%, 74 shot
10%, 8 stabbed
5%, 5 fire/accident/crash/other


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


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

 



2019 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%)
 
2017:
1. C-stores (18%)
2. Big Box (17%)
3. Gas Stations (12%)
4. Restaurants (9%)
5. Other (7%)
 
2018:
1. C-stores (21%)
2. Gas Stations (12%)
3. Other (11%)
4. Restaurant (10%)
5. Mall (9%)
2019:
1. C-stores (26%)
2. Restaurants (16%)
3. Gas Station (9%)
4. Specialty (8%)
5. Big Box (8%)


2019 Fatality Incidents by Weekday
Tuesday & Wednesday Highest - Friday Consistently Lowest

3 Yr. Average
Saturday - 71; Monday & Wednesday - 70; Tuesday - 68; Sunday - 67
Thursday - 57; Friday - 39

*2016 Top Days:
1. Sunday
2. Friday
3. Saturday
4. Wednesday
5. Monday
6. Tuesday
7. Thursday
 
2017 Top Days:
1. Monday - 71
2. Sunday - 63
3. Saturday - 62
4. Wednesday - 58
5. Tuesday - 56
6. Thursday - 49
7. Friday - 42
 
2018 Top Days:
1. Saturday - 89
2. Wednesday - 79
3. Sunday - 77
4. Monday - 77
5. Tuesday - 70
6. Thursday - 57
7. Friday - 38

 

2019 Top Days:
1. Tuesday - 78
2. Wednesday - 74
3. Thursday - 65
4. Monday - 63
5. Saturday - 63
6. Sunday - 60
7. Friday - 38
 

*Complete data not available for 2016
 



2019 Fatality Incidents by State
California Surpasses Texas as Top State

4 Yr. Average
Texas - 48; California - 45; Florida - 30; Georgia - 25

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

2017:
1. Texas (52)
2. California (49)
3. Georgia (27)
4. Florida (25)
5. Tennessee (17)

2018:
1. Texas (54)
2. California (45)
3. Florida (33)
4. Georgia (24)
5. New York (18)

2019:
1. California (46)
2. Texas (44)
3. Florida (31)
4. Georgia (27)
5. North Carolina (21)



 



2019 Fatality Incidents by City


Houston Most Deaths 4 Straight Years
Los Angeles, Philadelphia & Charlotte Become Hot Zones

  2019 Top Cities
1. Houston, TX
2. Los Angeles, CA
2. Philadelphia, PA
2. Charlotte, NC
3. Chicago, IL
4. Cleveland, OH
4. Tulsa, OK
5. Las Vegas, NV


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:
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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