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BANK CRIME STATISTICS (BCS)
FEDERAL INSURED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
JANUARY 1, 2009 – DECEMBER 31, 2009
I. VIOLATIONS OF THE FEDERAL BANK ROBBERY AND INCIDENTAL CRIMES STATUTE, TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 2113

Violations by Type of Institution

  Robberies Burglaries Larcenies
Commercial Banks 5,316 85 13
Mutual Savings Banks 51 0 0
Savings and Loan Associations 106 1 0
Credit Unions 470 14 6
Total 5,943 100 19

Grand Total—All Violations: 6,062

Loot Taken and Recovered

Loot was taken in 5,514 (91 percent) of the 6,062 incidents. Loot taken is itemized as follows:

Cash $45,869,730.73
Securities—Face Value $25,400.00
Checks (Including Traveler’s Checks) $42,712.24
Food Stamps $16,775.00
Other Property $23,431.00
Total $45,978,048.97

Full or partial recovery of loot taken was reported by law enforcement agencies in 1,202 (22 percent) of the 5,514 incidents in which loot was taken. Loot recovered is itemized as follows:

Cash $7,996,870.46
Securities Face Value $400.00
Checks (Including Traveler’s Checks) $0.00
Food Stamps $16,775.00
Other Property $1,501.00
Total $8,015,546.46

Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 6,062 robberies, burglaries, and larcenies was 7,344. The following table shows a breakdown of the 7,344 persons who have been identified by race and sex. In a small number of cases, the use of full disguise makes determination of race and sex impossible.

  White Black Hispanic Other Unknown
Male 2796 3147 561 80 238
Female 177 197 44 5 8

Unknown Race/Sex: 91

Investigation to date has resulted in the identification of 3,573 (49 percent) of the 7,344 persons known to be involved. Of these 3,573 identified persons, 1,337 (37 percent) were determined to be users of narcotics and 665 (19 percent) were found to have been previously convicted in either federal or state court for bank robbery, bank burglary, or bank larceny.

Occurrences by Day of Week and Time of Day

Monday 1116 6-9 a.m. 197
Tuesday 1102 9-11 a.m. 1685
Wednesday 1060 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 1392
Thursday 980 1-3 p.m. 1217
Friday 1236 3-6 p.m. 1354
Saturday 453 6 p.m.-6 a.m. 213
Sunday 59 Not Determined 4
Not Determined 56    
Total 6,062 Total 6,062

 Institution/Community Characteristics

Type of Financial Institution Office

Main Office 209
Branch Office 5,683
Store 137
Remote Facility/Other 33
Total 6,062

Location of Financial Institution Office

Commercial District 4,116
Shopping Center 1,360
Residential 342
Other Location 244
Total 6,062

Community Type

Metropolitan 2,886
Suburban 1,040
Small City/Town 1,996
Rural 140
Total 6,062

Institutional Areas Involved

Counter 5,735 Night Depository 13
Vault/Safe 329 Auto. Teller Machine 3
Safe Deposit Area 19 Courier/Messenger 4
Office Area 201 Armored Vehicle 56
Drive-In/Walk-Up 61 Other 53

Security Devices Maintained by Victim Institutions

Alarm System 5,891
Surveillance Cameras 5,947
Bait Money 3,837
Guards 269
Tear Gas/Dye Packs 1,469
Electronic Tracking 630
Bullet-Resistant Enclosures 565

Security Devices Used During Crimes

Alarm System Activated 5,450
Surveillance Cameras Activated 5,822
Bait Money Taken 1,981
Guards on Duty 241
Tear Gas/Dye Packs Taken 691
Electronic Tracking Activated 372

Security Devices Functioned

Alarm System Functioned 5,396
Surveillance Cameras Functioned 5,757

Modus Operandi Used

Demand Note Used 3,269
Firearm Used1 1,619
Handgun 1,566
Other Firearm 56
Other Weapon Used2 105
Weapon Threatened3 2,553
Explosive Device Used or Threatened 193
Oral Demand 3,368
Vault or Safe Theft 29
Depository Trap Device 2
Till Theft 106
Takeover 306

1 “Handgun” and “Other Firearm” added together may not coincide with “Firearm Used” since, in some cases, both handguns and other firearms are used during the same crime.

2 “Other Weapon Used” includes knives, other cutting instruments, hypodermic needles, clubs, etc.

3 “Weapon Threatened” includes those cases where a weapon was threatened or implied either orally or in a demand note but not actually observed.

Injuries, Deaths, and Hostages Taken

Acts of violence were committed during 269 (4 percent) of the 6,062 robberies, burglaries, and larcenies which occurred during the 12-month period. These acts included 75 instances involving the discharge of firearms, 158 instances involving assaults, one instance involving an explosive device, and 47 instances of hostage situations. (One or more acts of violence may occur during an incident.) These acts of violence resulted in 140 injuries, 21 deaths, and 94 persons being taken hostage.

Injuries

Customer 21
Employee 79
Employee Family 0
Perpetrator 27
Law Officer 9
Guard 4
Other 0
Total 140

Number of incidents in which injuries occurred: 92

Deaths

Customer 0
Employee 0
Employee Family 0
Perpetrator 21
Law Officer 0
Guard 0
Other 0
Total 21

Number of incidents in which deaths occurred: 20

Hostages Taken

Customer 22
Employee 67
Employee Family 1
Law Officer 1
Guard 2
Other 1
Total 94

Number of incidents in which hostages were taken: 47

II. BANK EXTORTION VIOLATIONS WHICH WERE INVESTIGATED UNDER THE FEDERAL BANK ROBBERY AND INCIDENTAL CRIMES STATUTE, TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 2113
(
JANUARY 1, 2009 – DECEMBER 31, 2009)

Violations by Type of Institution

Commercial Banks 3
Mutual Savings Banks 0
Savings and Loans Associations 0
Credit Unions 0
Armored Car 0
Total 3

Loot Taken and Recovered

No loot was taken or recovered.

Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the three extortion incidents was three. In a number of cases, the number and description of individuals involved are unknown due to nonobservance of the perpetrator by the victim(s) or the use of disguises. The following table shows a breakdown of the three known individuals involved by race and sex:

  White Black Hispanic Other Unknown
Male 1 1 0 0 1
Female 0 0 0 0 0

Unknown Race/Sex: 0

Occurrences by Day of Week and Time of Day

Monday 0 6-9 a.m. 0
Tuesday 0 9-11 a.m. 2
Wednesday 0 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 1
Thursday 0 1-3 p.m. 0
Friday 3 3-6 p.m. 0
Saturday 0 6 p.m.-6 a.m. 0
Sunday 0 Not Determined 0
Not Determined 0    
Total 3 Total 3

Institution/Community Characteristics

Type of Financial Institution Office

Main Office 1
Branch Office 2
Store 0
Remote Facility/Other 0
Total 3

Location of Financial Institution Office

Commercial District 2
Shopping Center 0
Residential 0
Other Location 1
Total 3

Community Type

Metropolitan 2
Suburban 0
Small City/Town 0
Rural 1
Total 3

Security Devices Maintained by Victim Institutions

Alarm System 2
Surveillance Cameras 3
Bait Money 2
Guards 0
Tear Gas/Dye Packs 2
Electronic Tracking 0
Bullet-Resistant Enclosures 0

Security Devices Used During Crimes

Alarm System Activated 0
Surveillance Cameras Activated 2
Bait Money Taken 0
Guards on Duty 0
Tear Gas/Dye Packs Taken 0
Electronic Tracking Activated 0

Modus Operandi Used

Demand Note Used 0
Firearm Used 0
Other Weapon Used 0
Weapon Threatened 0
Explosive Device Used or Threatened 1
Telephone Call 2

Injuries, Deaths, and Hostages Taken

No acts of violence, injuries, deaths, or hostages taken during the 12-month period.

III. BANK ROBBERY STATUTE VIOLATIONS BY REGIONS, GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS, STATES, AND TERRITORIES (JANUARY 1, 2009 – DECEMBER 31, 2009)

Regional Summary

  Bank Robberies Bank Burglaries Bank Larcenies Bank Extortions
Northeast 1,024 11 0 0
North Central 1,121 12 7 1
South 1,987 52 7 2
West 1,775 16 2 0
Territories 36 9 3 0
Totals 5,943 100 19 3
  Bank Robberies Bank Burglaries Bank Larcenies Bank Extortions
NORTHEAST 1,024 11 0 0
         
New England 309 3 0 0
  Connecticut 82 0 0 0
  Maine 9 0 0 0
  Massachusetts 180 3 0 0
  New Hampshire 11 0 0 0
  Rhode Island 17 0 0 0
  Vermont 10 0 0 0
         
Middle Atlantic 715 8 0 0
  New Jersey 190 2 0 0
  New York 241 2 0 0
  Pennsylvania 284 4 0 0
  Bank Robberies Bank Burglaries Bank Larcenies Bank Extortions
NORTH CENTRAL 1,121 12 7 1
         
East North Central 841 8 4 1
  Illinois 231 2 2 0
  Indiana 108 1 1 1
  Michigan 159 1 0 0
  Ohio 248 2 1 0
  Wisconsin 95 2 0 0
         
West North Central 280 4 3 0
  Iowa 43 0 0 0
  Kansas 33 1 1 0
  Minnesota 54 1 1 0
  Missouri 119 2 0 0
  Nebraska 25 0 0 0
  North Dakota 2 0 0 0
  South Dakota 4 0 1 0
  Bank Robberies Bank Burglaries Bank Larcenies Bank Extortions
SOUTH 1,987 52 7 2
         
South Atlantic 1,090 22 4 2
  Delaware 23 0 0 0
  District of Columbia 15 1 2 0
  Florida 243 6 0 0
  Georgia 257 5 0 0
  Maryland 180 2 0 0
  North Carolina 164 4 0 1
  South Carolina 77 4 0 0
  Virginia 109 0 2 1
  West Virginia 22 0 0 0
         
East South Central 249 20 1 0
  Alabama 55 8 0 0
  Kentucky 55 2 1 0
  Mississippi 35 9 0 0
  Tennessee 104 1 0 0
         
West South Central 648 10 2 0
  Arkansas 43 5 0 0
  Louisiana 43 1 0 0
  Oklahoma 78 0 0 0
  Texas 484 4 2 0
  Bank Robberies Bank Burglaries Bank Larcenies Bank Extortions
WEST 1,775 16 2 0
         
Mountain 676 3 1 0
  Arizona 267 0 0 0
  Colorado 202 1 1 0
  Idaho 16 0 0 0
  Montana 3 0 0 0
  Nevada 76 0 0 0
  New Mexico 65 0 0 0
  Utah 41 0 0 0
  Wyoming 6 2 0 0
         
Pacific 1,099 13 1 0
  Alaska 7 0 0 0
  California 710 8 1 0
  Hawaii 14 0 0 0
  Oregon 184 3 0 0
  Washington 184 2 0 0
  Bank Robberies Bank Burglaries Bank Larcenies Bank Extortions
TERRITORIES 36 9 3 0
  Guam 0 0 0 0
  Puerto Rico 36 9 3 0
  Virgin Islands 0 0 0 0
         
Totals 5,946 100 19 3

IV. VIOLATIONS INVOLVING ARMORED CARRIERS INVESTIGATED UNDER THE HOBBS ACT, TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 1951 (JANUARY 1, 2009 – DECEMBER 31, 2009)

Armored Carrier Incidents

Hobbs Act 47
Total 47

Loot Taken and Recovered

Loot was taken in 34 (72 percent) of the 47 incidents. Loot taken is itemized as follows:

Cash $12,307,083.27
Securities Face Value $0.00
Checks (Including Traveler’s Checks) $1,275,576.76
Food Stamps $0.00
Other Property $593.00
Total $13,583,253.03

Full or partial recovery of loot was reported by law enforcement agencies in four of the 34 incidents in which loot was taken. Loot recovered is itemized as follows:

Cash $575,000.00
Securities Face Value $0.00
Checks (Including Traveler’s Checks) $978,988.41
Food Stamps $0.00
Other Property $0.00
Total $1,553,988.41

Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 47 armored carrier incidents was 98. In a number of cases, the number and description of individuals involved are unknown due to nonobservance of the perpetrator by the victim(s) or the use of disguises. The following table shows a breakdown of the 98 known individuals involved by race and sex:

  White Black Hispanic Other Unknown
Male 22 41 16 0 5
Female 0 1 0 0 0

Unknown Race/Sex: 13

Occurrences by Day of Week and Time of Day

Monday 7 6-9 a.m. 7
Tuesday 10 9-11 a.m. 16
Wednesday 7 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 14
Thursday 6 1-3 p.m. 6
Friday 12 3-6 p.m. 1
Saturday 2 6 p.m.-6 a.m. 3
Sunday 0 Not Determined 0
Not Determined 3    
Total 47 Total 47

Community Characteristics

Location

Commercial District 23
Shopping Center 21
Residential 1
Rural 2
Total 47

Community Type

Metropolitan 20
Suburban 16
Small City/Town 8
Rural 3
Total 47

Modus Operandi Used

Firearm Used4 42
Handgun 35
Other Firearm 15
Other Weapon Used5 2
Weapon Threatened6 9
Explosive Device Used or Threatened 0
Oral Demand 18
Vault or Safe Theft 0

4 “Handgun” and “Other Firearm” added together may not coincide with “Firearm Used” since, in some cases, both handguns and other firearms are used during the same crime.

5 “Other Weapon Used” includes knives, other cutting instruments, hypodermic needles, clubs, etc.

6 “Weapon Threatened” includes those cases where a weapon was threatened or implied either orally or in a demand note but not actually observed.

Injuries, Deaths, and Hostages Taken 

Acts of violence were committed during 21 of the 47 armored carrier incidents which occurred during the 12-month period. These acts of violence resulted in 10 injuries, two deaths, and no persons taken hostage. (One or more acts of violence may occur during an incident.)

Injuries

Customer 1
Employee 2
Perpetrator 0
Law Officer 0
Guard 6
Other 1
Total 10

Number of incidents in which injuries occurred: 10

Deaths

Customer 0
Employee 1
Perpetrator 0
Law Officer 0
Guard 1
Other 0
Total 2

Number of incidents in which deaths occurred: 2

Any statistical information furnished in this booklet is subject to change upon the investigation of bank robbery incidents which occurred during 2009.

The BCS provides a nationwide view of bank robbery crimes based on statistics contributed by FBI field offices responding to bank robberies or otherwise gathered when provided to the FBI from local and state law enforcement.

Statistics were recorded as of 02/22/2010, at FBI Headquarters.

NOTE: Not all bank robberies are reported to the FBI, and therefore BCS is not a complete statistical compilation of all bank robberies that occur in the United States.

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