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The D&D Daily's Exclusive - Publicly Reported
Q1 2021 Retail Violent Fatalities Report

149 Total Fatalities - Up 49% Over 2016, Up 16% Over 2020
Most Q1 Incidents & Fatalities Ever Recorded
Customer Fatalities Nearly Double
Highest Victim Deaths Ever - Lowest Suspect Deaths Ever

 



1st Quarter Comparison
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020 - 2021


Up 49%


 


Up 50%


 


149 Fatalities Up 49% Over 2016, Up 16% Over 2020
129 Incidents Up 50% Over 2016, Up 12% Over 2020
Most Q1 Fatalities & Incidents Ever Recorded

 



Q1 2021's 149 Retail Violent Fatalities by Category

78% Victims - 22% Suspects
34/23% Associates - 78/52% Customers - 4/3% LP/LE/Security
33/22% Suspects

  149 Total Q1 2021 Violent Deaths
22%, 33 Suspects - down 6% from '20
52%, 78 Customers - up 81% from '20
23%, 34 Associates - down 23% from '20
3%, 4 LE/LP/Security - down 33% from '20
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 2021 Fatalities Location
49% In-Store, 44% Parking Lots, 7% Off Premises
 


 

Q1 2021 Totals
44%, 65 killed in parking lots
49%, 73 inside store or mall
7%, 11 died 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 2021: 34 Associate Fatalities
82% Commission of Crime, 12% Workplace Violence
6% Accidental
 

Q1 2021 Totals
28 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
4 killed in workplace violence incidents
2 killed in accidents

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 2021 Total Fatalities by Gender

85% Male - 15% Female


 
Q1 2021 Totals
85%, 126 Males
15%, 23 Females


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 2021 34 Associate Fatalities By Gender & Method


 

Q1 2021 Totals
79
%, 27 Males
21%, 7 Females


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 2021 Totals
88
%, 30 Killed by gun
6%, 2 from drugs

3%, 1 stabbing
3%, 1 car crash

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 2021 Fatality Incidents by Store Type

C-Stores Top Store Type Six Straight Years




 
Q1 2021 Totals:
1. C-stores (34%)

2. Restaurants (12%)
3. Grocery (11%)
4. Other (9%)
5. Gas Station (8%)
 
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 2021 Fatality Incidents by Weekday
Tuesday Highest - Two Out of Last Three Years


 

Q1 2021
Days Ranked
:
1. Tuesday - 24
2. Monday - 21
3. Saturday - 20
4. Sunday - 18
5. Thursday - 17
6. Wednesday - 16
7. Friday - 12
 

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
 

Five Year Day-of-Week Pattern
1. Wednesday 108
2. Tuesday 107

3. Saturday 91
4. Thursday 81
5. Monday 80
6. Sunday 80
7. Friday 53

*Complete data not available for 2016
 



Q1 2021 Fatality Incidents by State
Texas Top State - 5 Out of Last 6 Years

Q1 2021 Top States
1. Texas (14)
2. California (10)
3. Pennsylvania (9)
4. GA, IL, NC, NY & OH (7)
5. Florida & Maryland (5)
 

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 2021 Fatality Incidents by City

Baltimore Becomes Top City

Q1 2021 Top Cities
1. Baltimore, MD
2. Chicago, IL
3. Las Vegas, NV
4. Little Rock, AR
5. Memphis, TN
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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