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The D&D Daily's Exclusive - Publicly Reported
Q1 2020 'Retail Violent Fatalities Report'

128 Total Fatalities Up 28% Over 2016, Up 5% Over 2019
Most Q1 Incidents & Fatalities Ever Recorded
Associate Fatalities Double, LE/LP Fatalities Triple

 



1st Quarter Comparison
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020


Up 28%


 


Up 34%


 


128 Fatalities Up 28% Over 2016
115 Incidents Up 34% Over 2016
Most Q1 Fatalities & Incidents Ever Recorded

 



Q1 2020's
128 Retail Violent Fatalities by Category

73% Victims - 27% Suspects
44/34% Associates - 43/34% Customers - 6/5% LP/LE/Security
35/27% Suspects



 

128 Total Q1 2020 Violent Deaths
27%, 35 Suspects - down 15% from '19
34
%, 43 Customers - down 27% from '19
34%, 44 Associates - up 120% from '19
5%, 6 LE/LP/Security - up 200% from '19

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 114% 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 2020 Fatalities Location
64% In-Store, 27% Parking Lots, 9% Off Premises
 


 

Q1 2020 Totals
27%, 35 killed in parking lots
64%, 82 inside store or mall
9%, 11 died off premises

Q1 2
019 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 2020: 44 Associate Fatalities
75% Commission of Crime, 18% Workplace Violence
5% Accidental, 2% Suicide
 

Q1 2020 Totals
33 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
8 killed in workplace violence incidents
2 killed in accidents
1 killed in suicide

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 2020 Total Fatalities by Gender

87% Male 13% Female


 
Q1 2020 Totals
87%, 111 Males
13%, 17 Females


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


 


Q1 2020 44 Associate Fatalities By Gender & Method


 

Q1 2020 Totals
91
%, 40 Males
9%, 4 Females


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 2020 Totals
89
%, 39 Killed by gun
7%, 3
stabbed
4%, 2 accidental car crash

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 2020 Fatality Incidents by Store Type

C-Stores Top Store Type Five Straight Years




 
Q1 2020 Totals:
1. C-stores (33%)

2. Restaurants (20%)
3. Liquor/Tobacco (9%)
4. Other (9%)
5. Big Box & Mall (7%)
 
Q1 2019 Totals:
1. C-stores (20%)

2. Gas Stations (11%)
3. Grocery (10%)
4. Restaurants (9%)
5. Specialty (9%)
 
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 2017 Totals:
1. C-stores (28%)
2. Restaurants (15%)
3. Big Box (14%)
4. Other (9%)
5. Grocery Stores (5%)
 
2016 Totals:
1. C-stores (26%)
2. Gas Stations (25%)
3. Big Box (21%)
4. Restaurants (9%)
5. Dollar Stores (8%)
 


Q1 2020 Fatality Incidents by Weekday
Wednesday Highest - Two Out of Last Three Years

Q1 2020
Days Ranked
:
1. Wednesday - 22
2. Tuesday - 21
3. Saturday - 19
4. Friday - 15
5. Thursday - 14
6. Sunday - 12
6. Monday - 12
 

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

2016
Days Ranked
:
1. Sunday
2. Friday
3. Saturday
4. Wednesday
5. Monday
6. Tuesday
7. Thursday

*Complete data not available for 2016
 



Q1 2020 Fatality Incidents by State
California Surpasses Texas as Top State


Q1 2020 Top States
1. California (17)
2. Texas (9)
3. Georgia (8)
4. Florida & N. Carolina (7)
5. Ohio (6)
 

Q1 2019 Top States
1. Texas (15)
2. California (11)
3. Florida (8)
4. Virginia (7)
5. North Carolina (6)
 

Q1 2018 Top States
1. Texas (17)
2. California (16)
3. North Carolina (8)
4. Florida (7)
5. GA, AL & AZ (6)
 

Q1 2017 States Ranked
1. Texas (15)
2. California (12)
3. Georgia (9)
4. FL & NC (7 each)
5. AR & TN (5 each)

 

2016 States Ranked
1. Texas (43)
2. California (39)
3. Florida (31)
4. Georgia (23)
5. Ohio (17)

 



Q1 2020 Fatality Incidents by City

Houston Most Deaths 3 out of 5 Years

  Q1 2020 Top Cities
1. Houston, TX
2. Chicago, IL
2. Cleveland, OH
2. Philadelphia, PA
3. Los Angeles, CA


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



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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