January 4, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Homicides in retail trade, 2003–2008

Percentage of workplace homicides in retail trade, by type of establishment, 2003–2008
Industry Percent of homicides

All retail trade

100.0

Food and beverage stores

41.4

Gasoline stations

22.0

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

8.4

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

6.8

General merchandise stores

4.9

Miscellaneous stores

4.6

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

3.0

Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers

2.2

Health and personal care stores

2.0

Electronics and appliance stores

1.6

Furniture and home furnishings stores

1.5

Nonstore retailers

1.4

Note: Because of rounding, components do not sum to exactly 100 percent.

These data featured in the TED article, Homicides in retail trade, 2003–2008.