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342 Fatalities in 1st Half of 2023 - Down 2% From 2022
166 Q2 2023 Fatalities - Down 11% From Q2 2022


Associate Fatalities Down 29%, Suspect Fatalities Up 36%
C-Stores Most Targeted Store, Houston Top Targeted City

 



Mid-Year Comparison | 2016-2023

Up 74% Overall

Up 71% Overall


Fatalities Up 74% since 2016
Incidents Up 71% since 2016
Fatalities Down 2% From Mid-Year 2022
 



2nd Quarter Comparison | 2016-2023

Up 73% Overall


 

Up 56% Overall


 


166 Fatalities Up 73% since 2016
142 Incidents Up 56% since 2016
Fatalities Down 11% From Q2 2022
 



Mid-Year 2023's 342 Retail Violent Fatalities by Category

82% Victims - 18% Suspects
59% Customers - 19.5% Associates - 3.5% LP/LE/Security
18% Suspects



 

342 Total Mid-Year 2023 Violent Deaths
18%, 61 Suspects - up 36% from '22
59%, 202 Customers - up 6% from '22
19.5%, 67 Associates - down 29% from '22
3.5%, 12 LE/LP/Security - down 37% from '22

350 Total Mid-Year 2022 Violent Deaths
13%, 45 Suspects
55%, 191 Customers
27%, 95 Associates
5%, 19 LE/LP/Security

327 Total Mid-Year 2021 Violent Deaths

28%, 59 Suspects
40%, 168 Customers
26%, 91 Associates
6%, 9 LE/LP/Security

253 Total Mid-Year 2020 Violent Deaths

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

 

208 Total Mid-Year 2019 Violent Deaths
31%, 65 Suspects
49%, 103 Customers
16%, 34 Associates
3%, 6 LE/LP/Security

239
Total Mid-Year 2018 Violent Deaths
29%, 69 Suspects
49%, 116 Customers
20%, 48 Associates
2%, 6 LE/LP/Security

225 Total Mid-Year 2017 Violent Deaths
38%, 86 Suspects
40%, 90 Customers
18%, 40 Associates
4%, 9 LE/LP/Security

 



Mid-Year 2023 Fatalities Location
57% In-Store, 39% Parking Lots, 4% Off Premises
 


 

  Mid-Year 2023 Totals
57%, 195 inside store or mall
39%, 134 killed in parking lots
4%, 13 died off premises


Mid-Year 2022 Totals
45%, 158 inside store or mall
53%, 184 killed in parking lots
2%, 8 died off premises


Mid-Year 2021 Totals
53%, 173 inside store or mall
42%, 138 killed in parking lots
5%, 16 died 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 2019 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 2023 Total Fatalities by Gender

88% Male - 12% Female


 
 

Mid-Year 2023 Totals
88%, 300 Males
12%, 42 Females


Mid-Year 2022 Totals
86%, 301 Males
14%, 49 Females


Mid-Year 2021 Totals
84%, 274 Males
16%, 53 Females


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 2023: 67 Associate Fatalities By Gender & Method

 


 

 

Mid-Year 2023 Totals
87%, 58 Males
13%, 9 Females


Mid-Year 2022 Totals
79%, 75 Males
21%, 20 Females


Mid-Year 2021 Totals
79%, 72 Males
21%, 19 Females


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 2023 Totals
90%, 60 Killed by gun
6%, 4 Other/Accident
3%, 2 Drugs
1%, 1 Knife


Mid-Year 2022 Totals
93%, 88 Killed by gun
3%, 3 car crash
3%, 3 stabbed/beaten

1%, 1 fire

Mid-Year 2021 Totals
93.5%, 85 Killed by gun
3.5%, 3 stabbed
1%, 1
car crash

1%, 1 accident
1%, 1 drugs

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 2023 Fatality Incidents by Store Type
C-Stores Top Store Type 8 Straight Years




 
Mid-Year 2023:
1. C-Stores (35%)

2. Restaurants (14%)
3. Mall (10%)
4. Grocery (8%)
5. Specialty (7%)
 
Mid-Year 2022:
1. C-Stores (28%)

2. Restaurants (23%)
3. Grocery (8%)
4. Gas Station (8%)
5. Mall (6%)
 
Mid-Year 2021:
1. C-Stores (38%)

2. Restaurants (16%)
3. Grocery (9%)
4. Gas Station (6%)
5. Liquor/Tobacco (5%)
 
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 2023 Fatality Incidents by Weekday
Wednesday Moves to Highest - Saturday Falls to Lowest

Mid-Year 2023:
1. Wednesday - 75
2. Tuesday - 54
3. Thursday - 40
3. Monday - 40
5. Friday - 38
6. Sunday - 29
6. Saturday - 26
 

Mid-Year 2022:
1. Sunday - 65
2. Monday - 45
3. Tuesday - 43
4. Friday - 39
4. Saturday - 39
6. Thursday - 38
7. Wednesday - 33
 

Mid-Year 2021:
1. Saturday - 46
2. Monday - 45
3. Tuesday - 43
4. Wednesday - 38
5. Thursday - 36
5. Sunday - 36
7. Friday - 31
 

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 2023 Fatality Incidents by State
Texas, California Top States Past 8 Years

Mid-Year 2023:
1. Texas (42)
2. California (29)
3. Georgia (20)
4. Florida (15)
5. Louisiana (14)
 

Mid-Year 2022:
1. Texas (37)
2. California (27)
3. Georgia (23)
4. Pennsylvania (21)
5. Florida (18)
 

Mid-Year 2021:
1. Texas (28)
2. California (17)
3.
Florida (16)
4. Georgia (15)
5. Ohio (14)
 

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 2023 Fatality Incidents by City

Houston Most Deaths 6 out of 8 Years

 
Mid-Year 2023:
1. Houston: 10
2. Columbus: 8
3. NYC / Philadelphia
: 6
4. LA / Atlanta / Dallas / San Antonio: 5
5. Phoenix / Detroit / San Fran / Fort Worth: 3


Mid-Year 2022:
1. Houston: 15
2. Philadelphia: 10
3. Memphis
: 8
4. Chicago: 6
5. Los Angeles / NYC: 3


Mid-Year 2021:
1. Chicago / Memphis / Las Vegas: 6
2. Houston / Portland, OR / Phoenix / Little Rock: 5
3. New Orleans / Philadelphia / Nashville: 4


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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