Η «Μαύρη Παρασκευή», που τα τελευταία χρόνια τείνει να καθιερωθεί και στην Ελλάδα, δεν είναι αναίμακτη.

Η ιστοσελίδα Black Friday Death Count καταμετρά τους θανάτους και τους τραυματισμούς που έχουν σημειωθεί μέσα στην τελευταία δεκαετία κατά τη διάρκεια των διοργανώσεων της «Μαύρης Παρασκευής».

Τοποθετεί σε χρονολογική σειρά τα περιστατικά 10 θανάτων και 111 τραυματισμών πελατών και υπαλλήλων πολυκαταστημάτων.

Μόνο το 2016, μία από τις χειρότερες χρονιές, σημειώθηκαν 3 θάνατοι και 7 τραυματισμοί. Και οι 3 θάνατοι προκλήθηκαν στα πάρκινγκ μεγάλων πολυκαταστημάτων τα ξημερώματα της «Μαύρης Παρασκευής», την ώρα που οι πελάτες περίμεναν το άνοιγμα των καταστημάτων.

Σε χώρες του εξωτερικού η «Μαύρη Παρασκευή» έχει πλέον ταυτιστεί με τη βίαιη συμπεριφορά των καταναλωτών που εκτός ελέγχου τρέχουν να προλάβουν τις προσφορές, αλλά και με τις εξαντλητικές απαιτήσεις από τους υπαλλήλους που καλούνται να εργαστούν σε διευρυμένα ωράρια με μεγάλο φόρτο.

Στην Ελλάδα μέχρι στιγμής η διοργάνωση αντιμετωπίζεται με μεγάλο ενθουσιασμό, ενώ το ίδιο το κρατικό πρακτορείο ειδήσεων καλύπτει ζωντανά την εξέλιξή της.

Μερικά από τα χειρότερα περιστατικά που έχουν σημειωθεί παρουσιάζονται στο παρακάτω video:

Deaths Injuries
2017 Black Friday altercation in Kmart leaves man with a shattered hip 1
2017 Black Friday Missouri mall shooting leaves teen seriously injured 1
2017 One male shot, one male stabbed at Willowbrook Mall on Black Friday 2
2017 Brawls close Alabama shopping center, one treated for injuries 1
2016 San Antonio man helped a woman being beaten in a Walmart parking lot, shot dead 1 2
2016 Shirtless man uses belt as a whip outside Vancouver Black Friday sale 1
2016 Woman hurt during stampede in South African mall 1
2016 One injured, one charged, after shots fired outside Wolfchase Galleria in Tennessee 1
2016 Policeman stabbed in the neck confronting ‘HMV shoplifter’ in Leeds 1
2016 Shopper opens fire, killing one, over Walmart parking spot in Reno, NV 1
2016 Black Friday kicks off with deadly shooting at New Jersey mall 1 1
2014 Thanksgiving shopper hit by car at Wyomissing Walmart 1
2014 Black Friday brawl at Kohl’s in Tustin ends with 3 arrests 2
2014 UK Black Friday Madness: woman with broken wrist; head injury from fallen TV during ‘scuffle’ 2
2013 Shopper Pepper Sprayed, Arrested in Argument Over TV at New Jersey Walmart 1
2013 Thanksgiving Day bargain shoppers send 11 year-old to hospital 2
2013 Teen returning home from Black Friday shopping fell asleep at wheel, killed in wreck 1 4
2013 Man Stabbed During Black Friday Event at Carlsbad Mall 1
2013 Newport, Arkansas Walmart employee injured during Black Friday sales 1
2013 Scenes of chaos during chain store’s Black Friday sales in Northern Ireland 1
2013 Several injured in Black Friday-related shooting outside Kohl’s in Illinois 2
2013 Black Friday: Virginia Man Stabbed In Walmart Parking Lot Over Space 1
2013 Rialto Walmart brawl sends one police officer to hospital 1
2013 Shopper carrying TV home from Target shot in Las Vegas 1
2012 Black Friday Shoppers Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver In Walmart Parking Lot 2
2012 Father charged in crash that killed daughters after Black Friday shopping 2 5
2012 Two People Shot at Tallahassee Walmart Over Parking Space 2
2012 Black Friday Shoppers Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver In Walmart Parking Lot 2
2011 Girl trampled in Black Friday Wal-Mart rush 1
2011 Black Friday Worker Rescued From Canal After Losing Control Of Car Due To Exhaustion 1
2011 Black Friday: Target Shoppers Step Over Walter Vance As He Collapses, Dies 1
2011 Fights break out at Rome Walmart during Black Friday shopping 2
2011 Woman Wounded in South Carolina Black Friday Robbery Attempt 1
2011 Off-duty police pepper spray North Carolina shoppers 20
2011 Shooting outside California Walmart, 1 wounded 1
2011 Los Angeles area Black Friday pepper-spray attack at Walmart injures 20 20
2010 Transwoman assaulted at Kohl’s Department Store in Jackson, TN 1
2010 Former Marine stabbed in Best Buy store by violent customer 1
2009 Clarksville Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping 1
2008 Southern California Toys ‘R’ Us Shooting Leaves Two Dead 2 2
2008 Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede 1 4
2006 10 Injured in Southern California Black Friday Mall Stampede 10
2006 Salt Lake Tribune, The : Red-hot on Black Friday‎ 1
Honorable Mentions (not included in count) Deaths Injuries
2014 Texas pair arrested for Black Friday employee murder 1
2014 Murder-suicide at Chicago Nordstrom leaves two dead 2
2014 Man stabs co-worker at Costco 1
2010 Employee suicide at Zanesville Jo-Ann closes store for Black Friday 1