If you were a crime victim in a shopping center parking lot … For an example, let’s say there was an armed robbery at the shopping center or there was a car jacking or something like that, and one of the robbers beat you up and hurt you … Can you actually sue the shopping center? Yes, you can because it’s the shopping center’s responsibility to make sure that it’s a safe place for the public to go. If the shopping center did not make sure that it was a safe place for the public to go, then the shopping center is going to be responsible for the crime that got committed there. Ask yourself this, why did the criminal pick that place to commit the crime? Maybe it’s going to be because they thought they could get away with it. If you were a crime victim at a shopping center, you’ve got rights probably against the shopping center.