The D&D Daily’s Publicly Reported ‘Retail Violent Death Report’ Q2 and Mid-Year

D&D Daily has published their “Retail Violent Death Report” for the second quarter and midyear of 2018 and the results are startling. To match the increasing dollar amounts since the passage of higher standards for felony theft, retail environments have been experiencing increasing levels of violence.

Since midyear of 2017, there has been a 6.2% increase in the incidence of violent deaths in retail, with 239 deaths in 2018. The incidence of violence has stayed flat over the second quarter of 2018 with heavy violence from earlier in Q1 driving up the midyear violent incidence rate.  From January 2017 to January 2018 there were 464 reported violent retail deaths with customers, associates and LP/LE members making up 67% of recorded deaths, with the remaining 33% are suspects.

Continue below or click here to read the whole midyear and second quarter Retail Violent Deaths report from D&D Daily.

239 Mid-Year Retail Violent Deaths – Up 6.2% Over Mid-Year ’17
114 Q2 Retail Violent Deaths – Flat to Q2 ’17

464 Retail Violent Deaths 2017-2018 Mid-Year Trends
33% Suspects – 67% Victims
309 Victims – Customers – Associates – LP/LE Killed
155 Suspects Killed

 

Mid-Year Comparison – ’17 vs. ’18

First Half of 2018
•  239 Retail violent deaths
•  213 Criminal acts

Compared to 2017
• Deaths up 6.2% (225 in 1st half of ’17)
• Criminal acts up 6% (201 in 1st half of ’17)

 

 

 

 

Quarterly Comparison – ’17 vs. ’18

Q2 2018
• 114 Retail violent deaths
• 100 Criminal acts

Compared to Q2 2017
• Deaths up 1% (113 in Q2 ’17)
• Criminal acts up 1% (99 in Q2 ’17)

 

 

 

 

 

239 Mid-Year 2018 Violent Deaths by Group
29% Suspects – 71% Victims
69 Suspects, 116 Customers, 48 Associates, 6 LP/LE/Security

 

239 Mid-Year ’18 Total 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 Mid-Year ’17 Total Violent Deaths
• 38%, 86 Suspects
• 40%, 90 Customers
• 18%, 40 Associates
• 4%, 9 LE/LP/Security

 

 

114 Q2 2018 Violent Deaths by Group
30% Suspects – 70% Victims
34 Suspects, 54 Customers, 20 Associates, 6 LP/LE/Security

 

114 Q2 2018 Total Violent Deaths
• 30%, 34 Suspects – Down 3% from Q1
• 47%, 54 Customers – Down 13% from Q1
• 18%, 20 Associates – Down 28% from Q1
• 5%, 6 LE/LP/Security

125 Q1 2018 Total Violent Deaths
• 28%, 35 Suspects – Down 33% from Q1 ’17
• 50%, 62 Customers – Up 114% from Q1 ’17
• 22%, 28 Associates – Up 8% from Q1 ’17

 

Mid-Year Totals: 160 Homicides – 79 Retail Crime Deaths

67% (160) of deaths were homicides
Arguments, murder/suicides
• 14%, 22 Suspects
• 86%, 138 Victims

33% (79) of deaths occurred during a retail crime
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking
• 59%, 47 Suspects
• 41%, 32 Victims

 

 

 

Q2 Totals: 72 Homicides – 42 Retail Crime Deaths

63% (72) of deaths were homicides
Arguments, murder/suicides
• 11%, 8 Suspects
• 89%, 64 Victims

37% (42) of deaths occurred during a retail crime
Robberies, burglaries, shoplifting & carjacking
• 62%, 26 Suspects
• 38%, 16 Victims

 

 

 

Deaths In Parking Lot, In Store & Off Premises

Q2
• 54%, 62 killed in parking lots
• 31%, 35 inside store or mall
• 15%, 17 died off premises
Midyear
• 53%, 126 killed in parking lots
• 33%, 79 inside store or mall
• 14%, 34 died off premises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-Store/Mall Violent Deaths

Midyear
Q2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customers, Associates & Law Enforcement Killed

Midyear – 170
71% of total deaths

• 55%, 94 killed outside the store
• 37%, 63 killed inside the store/mall
• 8%, 13 killed off premises
Q2- 80
70% of total deaths

• 57%, 46 killed outside the store
• 34%, 27 killed inside the store/mall
• 9%, 7 killed off premises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q2: 20 Associates Violently Killed

18% of the total deaths
• 11 killed during robberies, burglaries or thefts
• 7 killed in homicide
• 1 killed by suicide
• 1 killed by co-worker/employee/relative

 

 

 

 

Q2: 20 Associate Deaths By Gender & Method

Males Killed 6 to 1
• 85%, 17 Males
• 15%, 3 Females
Method
• 75%, 15 Killed by gun
• 10%, 2 stabbed
• 10%, 2 beaten
• 5%, 1 not listed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q2 Total Deaths by Gender

Males Killed By 81-13 Margin
• 81%, 92 Males
• 13%, 15 Females
• 6%, 7 Not listed

 

 

 

 

Q2: Total Deaths by Store Type

*Other category consists of pawn shop, flea market, gun range,
sweepstakes venue & check cashing

Q1 2018 Deaths by Store Type:
1. C-stores
2. Other
3. Gas Stations
4. Shopping Center/Malls
5. Restaurants
Q2 2018 Deaths by Store Type:
1. C-stores
2. Restaurant
3. Gas Stations
4. Shopping Center/Malls
5. Big Box

Violent Deaths by Weekday
Wednesday Top Day in 2018, Friday Lowest of Both Year

Mid-Year ’18 Days
Ranked
1. Wednesday – 46
2. Tuesday – 40
3. Sunday – 38
4. Monday – 35
5. Saturday – 33
6. Thursday – 28
7. Friday – 19
Mid-Year ’17 Days Ranked
1. Monday – 40
2. Sunday – 37
3. Saturday – 30
4. Wednesday – 27
5. Tuesday – 27
6. Thursday – 27
7. Friday 18
Combined Days Ranked
1. Monday – 75
2. Sunday – 75
3. Wednesday – 73
4. Tuesday – 67
5. Saturday – 63
6. Thursday – 55
7. Friday 37

Violent Deaths by State
Texas, California Most Combined Mid-Year Deaths

Mid-Year 2018 States Ranked
1. Texas (29)
2. California (26)
3. Florida (14)
4. Georgia (12)
5. Alabama (11)
2017 States Ranked
1. Texas (52)
2. California (49)
3. Georgia (27)
4. Florida (25)
5. Tennessee (15)

Violent Deaths by City

Q2 2018 Top Cities
1. Nashville, TN (6)
2. Indianapolis, IN (3)
2. Tallassee, AL (3)
2. Royaltown, MI (3)
3. Houston, TX (2)
3. Oklahoma City, OK (2)
3. Kansas City, MO (2)

Q1 2018 Top Cities
1. Birmingham, AL (4)
2. Houston, TX (4)
3. Melcroft, NC (4)
4. Las Vegas, NV (3)
5. Jacksonville, FL (3)

 

Q1 2017 Top Cities
1. Houston, TX (5)
2. Memphis, TN (4)
3. Little Rock, AR (3)
4. Indianapolis, IN (3)
5. Atlanta, GA (3) 
Q2 2017 Top Cities
1. Memphis, TN (5)
2. St. Louis, MO (3)
3. Las Vegas, NV (3)
4. Chicago, IL (2)
5. Atlanta, GA (2)

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