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The D&D Daily's Exclusive - Publicly Reported
Mid-Year & Q2 2020 'Retail Violent Fatalities Report'

253 Fatalities in 1st Half of 2020 Up 22% Over '19
125 Q2 Fatalities - Up 45% Over Q2 2019
Associate Fatalities Double, LE/LP Fatalities Up 133%



 



Mid-Year Comparison
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020

Up 29% Overall

Up 31% Overall


Fatalities Up 29% since 2016
Incidents Up 31% since 2016
Fatalities Up 22% Over Mid-Year 2019
 



2nd Quarter Comparison
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020

Up 30% Overall


 

Up 29% Overall


 


125 Fatalities Up 30% Over 2016
117 Incidents Up 29% Over 2016
Fatalities Up 45% Over Q2 2019

 



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Mid-Year 2020's 253 Retail Violent Fatalities by Category

72% Victims - 28% Suspects
66/26% Associates - 101/40% Customers - 14/6% LP/LE/Security
72/28% Suspects



 


253 Total Mid-Year 2020 Violent Deaths

28%, 72 Suspects - up 11% from '19
40%, 101 Customers - down 2% from '19
26%, 66 Associates - up 94% from '19
6%, 14 LE/LP/Security - up 133% from '19

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 2020 Fatalities Location
55% In-Store, 39% Parking Lots, 6% Off Premises
 



 


Mid-Year
2020 Totals
55%, 139 inside store or mall
39%, 99 killed in parking lots
6%, 15 died off premises

Mid-Year 2
019 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 2020: 66 Associate Fatalities
71% Commission of Crime, 21% Workplace Violence
5% Accidental, 3% Murder/Suicide
 


Mid-Year
2020 Totals
47 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
14 killed in workplace violence
3
 killed by accident*
2 killed in murder/suicide

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
 

*Included under accident: Innocent restaurant owner
shot & killed by a National Guardsman during Louisville riots

 



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Mid-Year 2020 Total Fatalities by Gender

86% Male 14% Female


 
Mid-Year 2020 Totals
86%, 217 Males
14%, 36 Females


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 2020 - 66 Associate Fatalities By Gender & Method


 

Mid-Year 2020 Totals
89%, 59 Males
11%, 7 Females


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 2020 Totals
89%, 59 Killed by gun
8%, 5 stabbed/beaten
3%, 2
car crash


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 2020 Fatality Incidents by Store Type
C-Stores Top Store Type Five Straight Years




 
Mid-Year 2020:
1. C-Stores (33%)

2. Restaurants (15%)
3. Grocery (7.5%)
4. Big Box (7%)
5. Liquor/Tobacco (6%)
 
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 2018:
1. C-Stores (19%)
2. Gas Stations (13.4%)
3. Restaurants (12.4%)
4. Malls (10.8%)
5. Other (9.3%)
 
Mid-Year 2017:
1. C-Stores (28.5%)
2. Big Box (13%)
3. Restaurants (12.5%)
4. Malls (9%)
5. Other (8%)
 
2016:
1. C-Stores (26%)
2. Gas Stations (25%)
3. Big Box (21%)
4. Restaurants (9%)
5. Dollar Stores (8%)
 


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

Mid-Year 2020:
1. Wednesday - 45
2. Tuesday - 42
3. Saturday - 34
4. Monday - 33
5. Sunday - 28
6. Thursday - 25
6. Friday - 25
 

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 2018:
1. Wednesday - 46
2. Tuesday - 40
3. Sunday - 38
4. Monday - 35
5. Saturday - 33
6. Thursday - 28
7. Friday - 19
 

Mid-Year 2017:
1. Monday - 40
2. Sunday - 37
3. Saturday - 30
4. Wednesday - 27
5. Tuesday - 27
6. Thursday - 27
7. Friday 18

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

*Complete data not available for 2016
 



Mid-Year 2020 Fatality Incidents by State
California, Texas Top States Past 5 Years

Mid-Year 2020:
1. California (34)
2. Texas (22)
3. North Carolina (15)
4. Missouri (13)
5. FL, GA, PA (12)

 

Mid-Year 2019:
1. California (27)
2. Texas (22)
3. Florida (13)
4. GA, VA & NC (10)
5. Tennessee & Illinois (8)

 

Mid-Year 2018:
1. Texas (29)
2. California (26)
3. Florida (14)
4. Georgia (12)
5. Alabama (11)

 

Mid-Year 2017:
1. California (28)
2. Texas (23)
3. Georgia (18)
4. Florida (17)
5. Tennessee (12)

 

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

 



Mid-Year 2020 Fatality Incidents by City

Houston Most Deaths 4 out of 5 Years

 
Mid-Year 20
20:
1. Houston, TX: 8
2. Philadelphia, PA: 7
3. Chicago, IL/Cleveland, OH: 5
4. Los Angeles/Phoenix/Kansas City, MO: 4
5. Tulsa, OK/Milwaukee, WI/Macon, GA: 3


Mid-Year 2019:

1. Houston, TX
2. Charlotte, NC
3. Los Angeles, CA
3. St. Louis, MO
3. Tulsa, OK/Chicago, IL

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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