FBI Report: Bank Robberies DecreaseBank robberies and other crimes against financial institutions have decreased slightly, according to the latest report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
There were 1,212 reported crimes against banking institutions in the third quarter of 2009, according to the FBI's bank crime statistics -- a decrease from 1,378 crimes reported for the same time period in 2008.
According to the FBI, there were 1,184 robberies and 28 burglaries reported between July 1 and September 30, 2009. No larcenies or extortions were reported in that time period as violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statue.
Among the highlights of the latest FBI report:
Not all bank crimes are reported to the FBI, so these numbers don't reflect all bank crimes that happened. The complete report is available from the FBI.
To learn more about SafeCatch, the FBI's new approach to deterring bank robberies, see this recent interview with Special Agent Larry Carr.