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The D&D Daily's Exclusive & Industry's Only
Q4 & 2021 Retail Violent Fatalities Report

Most Yearly Fatalities & Incidents Ever Reported

595 Fatalities in 2021 - Up 59% in Last 6 Years
527 Incidents (Up 49%) - 152 Associate Fatalities (Up 24%)



 



Yearly Comparison
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020 -2021




Fatalities up 59% from 2016 & 14% from 2020
Incidents up 49% from 2016 & 9% from 2020
 



4th Quarter Comparison
2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020 - 2021




Fatalities up 52% from Q4 2016 & Down 15% from Q4 2020
Incidents up 53% from Q4 2016 & Down 18% from Q4 2020
 



2021's
595 Retail Violent Fatalities by Category

82% Victims - 18% Suspects
317/53% Customers, 152/26% Associates, 18/3% LP/LE/Security
108/18% Suspects

595 Total 2021 Fatalities
18%, 108 Suspects - Down 16% from '20
53%, 317 Customers - Up 24% from '20
26%, 152 Associates - Up 24% from '20
3%, 18 LE/LP/Security - Up 13% from '20
  523 Total 2020 Fatalities
24%, 128 Suspects - Down 9% from '19
49
%, 256 Customers - Flat from '19
24%, 123 Associates - Up 41% from '19
3%, 16 LE/LP/Security - Up 23% from '19


498 Total 2019 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 Fatalities
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 Fatalities
36%, 151 Suspects
42
%, 178 Customers
19%, 82 Associates
3%, 13 LE/LP/Security
 

 

 



2021's Fatalities Location
45% Parking Lots, 50% In-Store, 5% Off Premises
 


2021 Totals
45%, 268 killed in parking lots
50%, 296 inside store or mall
5%, 31 died off premises

2
020 Totals
48%, 251 killed in parking lots
47%, 247 inside store or mall
5%, 25 died off premises

2
019 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   
 



2021: 152 Associate Fatalities
61% Commission of Crime, 21% Workplace Violence
13% Murder/Suicide, 5% Accidental

 

2021 Totals
93 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
32 killed in argument/co-worker/workplace violence
20 killed in
murder/homicide/suicide
7 killed in accident

2020 Totals

87 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
23 killed in argument/co-worker/workplace violence
7 killed in
murder/homicide/suicide
6 killed in accident

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

 


 



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2021 Total Fatalities by Gender

86% Male - 14% Female


 

2021 Totals
86%, 511 Males
14%, 84 Females


2020 Totals

85%, 447 Males
15%, 76 Females


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


 


2021: 152 Associate Fatalities By Gender & Method



 



 

2021 Totals
85%, 129 Males
15%, 23 Females


2020 Totals

88%, 108 Males
12%, 15 Females


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

 

2021 Totals
93%, 142 shot
2%, 3 stabbed/beaten
5%, 7 accident/car crash/other


2020 Totals

88%, 109 shot
7%, 8 stabbed/beaten
5%, 6 car crash/other


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
 



2021 Fatality Incidents by Store Type

C-Stores Top Store Type Six Straight Years



 
 

2021:
1. C-stores (34%)
2. Restaurants (18%)
3. Grocery (8%)
4. Gas Station (7%)
5. Specialty (5%)
 

2020:
1. C-stores (34%)
2. Restaurants (16%)
3. Gas Station (9%)
4. Mall (7%)
5. Grocery (7%)
 

2019:
1. C-stores (26%)
2. Restaurants (16%)
3. Gas Station (9%)
4. Specialty (8%)
5. Big Box (8%)
 

 

2018:
1. C-stores (21%)
2. Gas Stations (12%)
3. Other (11%)
4. Restaurant (10%)
5. Mall (9%)
 

2017:
1. C-stores (18%)
2. Big Box (17%)
3. Gas Stations (12%)
4. Restaurants (9%)
5. Other (7%)
 

2016:
1. C-stores (26%)
2. Gas Stations (25%)
3. Big Box (21%)
4. Restaurants (9%)
5. Dollar Stores (8%)
 



2021 Fatality Incidents by Weekday

Tuesday Highest Last Three Years - Friday Consistently Lowest

  2021:
1. Tuesday - 90
2. Monday - 82
3. Saturday - 77
4. Sunday - 70
5. Wednesday - 70
6. Thursday - 70
7. Friday - 49
 
2020:
1. Tuesday - 84
2. Wednesday - 82
3. Monday - 77
4. Saturday - 72
5. Sunday - 66
6. Thursday - 55
7. Friday - 49
 
2019:
1. Tuesday - 78
2. Wednesday - 74
3. Thursday - 65
4. Monday - 63
5. Saturday - 63
6. Sunday - 60
7. Friday - 38
 
 

2018:
1. Saturday - 89
2. Wednesday - 79
3. Sunday - 77
4. Monday - 77
5. Tuesday - 70
6. Thursday - 57
7. Friday - 38
 

2017:
1. Monday - 71
2. Sunday - 63
3. Saturday - 62
4. Wednesday - 58
5. Tuesday - 56
6. Thursday - 49
7. Friday - 42
 

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



2021 Fatality Incidents by State
Texas & California Top States for 6 Straight Years

2021:
1. Texas (66)
2. California (44)
3. Georgia (30)
4. Tennessee (26)
5. Florida & Pennsylvania (25)
 
2020:
1. California (65)
2. Texas (44)
3. Florida (36)
4. Georgia & NC (25)
5. Michigan (19)
 
2019:
1. California (46)
2. Texas (44)
3. Florida (31)
4. Georgia (27)
5. North Carolina (21)
 
2018:
1. Texas (54)
2. California (45)
3. Florida (33)
4. Georgia (24)
5. New York (18)

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

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



 



2021 Fatality Incidents by City

Houston Top City Five Out of Six Years

 
2021 Top Cities

1. Houston, TX
2. Memphis, TN
3. Chicago, IL
4. Los Angeles & Las Vegas
5. Philadelphia, PA


2020 Top Cities

1. Philadelphia, PA
2. Chicago, IL
3. Houston, TX
4. Memphis, TN
5. Atlanta, GA
6. Cleveland, OH


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 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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