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The D&D Daily's Exclusive & Industry's Only
Year-To-Date & Q3 2020 'Retail Violent Fatalities Report'

381 Fatalities from Jan-September - Up 2% Over '19
128 Q3 Fatalities - Down 23% From Q3 2019



 



Year-to-Date Comparison
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020

Up 2% From 2019
Up 22%
From 2016

Up 10% From 2019
Up 21.7% From 2016


Fatalities Up 22% since 2016
Incidents Up 21.7% since 2016 
Fatalities Up 2% Over 2019
 



3rd Quarter Comparison
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020

Down 23% From Q3 2019
Up 10.3% From 2016



 

Down 5.7% From Q3 2019
Up 6.4% From 2016



 


128 Fatalities - Up 10.3% Over 2016
116 Incidents - Up 6.4% Over 2016
Fatalities Down 23% From Q3 2019
 




 



Q3 2020's 128 Retail Violent Fatalities by Category

85% Victims - 15% Suspects
23/18% Associates - 85/66% Customers - 1/1% LP/LE/Security
19/15% Suspects


 

128 Total Q3 2020 Violent Fatalities
15%, 19 Suspects - down 42% from '19
66%, 85 Customers - down 17% from '19
18%, 23 Associates - down 18% from '19
1%, 1 LE/LP/Security - down 67% from '19

167 Total Q3 2019 Violent Fatalities
20%, 33 Suspects - up 3% from '18
61%, 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
 



Q3 2020 Fatalities Location
39% In-Store, 60% Parking Lots, 1% Off Premises
 


 

Q3 2020 Totals
39%, 50 inside store or mall
60%, 77 killed in parking lots
1%, 1 died 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 2020: 23 Associate Fatalities
70% Commission of Crime, 26% Workplace Violence
4% Murder/Suicide

 

Q3 2020 Totals
16 (70%) killed during robberies
6 (26%) killed in workplace violence incidents
1 (4%) killed in murder/suicide

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 2020 Total Fatalities by Gender

83% Male - 17% Female


 
Q3 2020 Totals
83%, 106 Males
17%, 22 Females


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 2020 - 23 Associate Fatalities By Gender & Method


 

Q3 2020 Totals
78%, 18 Males
22%, 5 Females


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 2020 Totals
96%, 22 shot
4%, 1 stabbed


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 2020 Fatality Incidents by Store Type

C-Stores Top Store Type Five Straight Years


 
Q3 2020:
1. C-stores (37%)

2. Restaurants (14%)
3. Gas Stations (11%)
4. Mall (8%)
5. Grocery (7%)
 
Q3 2019:
1. C-stores (27%)

2. Restaurants (18%)
3. Gas Stations (11%)
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 2017:
1. C-stores (28%)
2. Grocery (13%)
3. Restaurants (13%)
4. Big Box (8%)
5. Specialty (8%)
 
2016:
1. C-stores (26%)
2. Gas Stations (25%)
3. Big Box (21%)
4. Restaurants (9%)
5. Dollar Stores (8%)
 



 



Q3 2020 Fatality Incidents by Weekday
Wednesday Highest - Two Out of Last Three Years


 

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 2020:
1. Wednesday - 19
2. Sunday - 18
2. Monday - 18
2. Tuesday - 18
3. Saturday - 16
4. Thursday - 14
5. Friday - 13

*Complete data not available for 2016
 



Q3 2020 Fatality Incidents by State
California, Texas Top States 5 years
Florida #2 two years running
 

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 2020:
1. California (20)
2. Florida (12)
3. Texas (10)
4. Michigan (9)
5. NC & TN (5)
 



Q3 2020 Fatality Incidents by City

Texas Streak is Broken
Chicago & Jacksonville Top Cities in Q3
Texas dominated for 4 Yrs Previously
Dallas & Houston Top Cities 4 Yrs Previously

  Q3 2020:
1. Chicago, IL (4)
1. Jacksonville, FL (4)
2. Memphis, TN (3)
2. Dallas, TX (3)
2. Birmingham, AL (3)
2. Minneapolis, MN (3)


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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