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the issue of C-store robberies and the risk involved for C-store attendants, data from 400 c-store robberies were analyzed to find risk and protective features about the store, surrounding area and population characteristics.
Background:
 Risk modeling helps retailers be proactive in addressing stores that have higher risk for violent crime and adding protective measures before an event happens.
 Numerous studies have been conducted on C-store risk factors. This study takes metrics used in prior studies and tests them all using a 400 store sample in Virginia and US census data.
 Variables mentioned in this analysis can be a risk or protective factor
o A risk factor is a characteristic that increases the likelihood of a robbery or violent crime.
o A protective factor is a characteristic that decreases the likelihood of a robbery of violent crime.