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In the third quarter of 2016, the D&D Daily reported a total of 1,568 robberies and burglaries across the United States. This, compared to last quarter's 1,366 case total, is a 14.8% increase. Comparing to the first quarter's 1,151 incidents, it's a 36% increase. After analyzing these cases and breaking them down into three categories, we can observe where the hot spots are in terms of which cities, states and retailers see the most incidents.
On a statewide level, the highest number of robberies and burglaries occurred in Texas (156), California (122) and Florida (101) - the most populous states in the country. The graph to the right depicts the top 15 states with the highest number of robberies and burglaries in the third quarter.
Q3 Robberies and Burglaries by Retailer
Q3 Robberies and Burglaries by State
Quarter 3 Robberies & Burglaries up 15% from Quarter 2
Top 3 States & Retailers Remain Same
Of the cases reported by the Daily last quarter, 7-Eleven (96), Dollar General (95) and CVS (64) were the retailers with the most occurrences.The graph to the left shows the top 15 retailers with the most robberies and burglaries last quarter.
Q3 Robberies and Burglaries by City
Through the third quarter, the cities with the greatest number of incidents were Tulsa, Oklahoma (21), Lexington, Kentucky (17), and Houston, Texas (17). See the extended list of the top 15 cities in the graph to the left.
Ultimately, we've found that the number of these crimes continued to rise in each quarter in 2016, but the geographic and retail locations are often very similar. In fact, the top three states and retailers most impacted in the third quarter are identical to the first and second quarter. So while these crimes again continued to increase in the third quarter, the states and retailers remain relatively constant.
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