Man robbing bank

Even in this high-tech age, old-fashioned bank robberies are still a cause for concern.

In 2011 alone, more than $30 million was stolen and just over 100 people killed or injured in some 5,000 robberies of financial institutions reported to us from across the nation.

The FBI has had a primary role in bank robbery investigations since the 1930s, when John Dillinger and his gang were robbing banks and capturing the public’s imagination. In 1934, it became a federal crime to rob any national bank or state member bank of the Federal Reserve. The law soon expanded to include bank burglary, larceny, and similar crimes, with jurisdiction delegated to the FBI. Now, as then, we work alongside local law enforcement in bank robbery cases.

In Depth

Initiatives & Background
- How Stats Help Financial Institutions
- Catchy Names Help Nab Culprits

Famous Cases & Criminals
- John Dillinger
- Baby Face Nelson
- “Pretty Boy” Floyd
- Great Brinks Robbery
- Patty Hearst
- Nussbaum & Wilcoxson
- Billie Austin Bryant
- Collar Bomb Case

Bank Crime Reports
- 2011: Final | Quarter 4 | Quarter 3 | Quarter 2 | Quarter 1
- 2010: Final | Quarter 4 |
Quarter 3 | Quarter 2 | Quarter 1
- 2009: Final | Quarter 4 | Quarter 3 | Quarter 2 | Quarter 1
- 2008:
Final | Quarter 4 | Quarter 3 | Quarter 2 | Quarter 1
- 2007: Quarter 4 | Quarter 3 | Quarter 2 | Quarter 1

- 2006: Final
- 2005: Final
- 2004: Final
- 2003: Final

Report Bank Robberies
- Submit a Tip Online
- Contact Your Local FBI Office

09.20.10

In the News
Loan Ranger Bandit Wanted Poster (Angled)

Loan Ranger Bandit
Help us identify a man suspected in at least a dozen robberies in four states. Details

More News & Features

04.22.14
Newark: Woman charged with robbing three banks in as many weeks.
04.17.14
Dallas: Mesh Mask Bandit, who admitted committing 18 bank robberies, gets 20 years.
04.15.14
Salt Lake City: Duffel Bag Bandit sentenced to five years in prison.

 

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New Bank Robbery Website

Visit the FBI’s new Wanted Bank Robbers website to help us catch unknown robbers.
https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov

 

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FBI-Affiliated State Bank Robbery Websites
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- Colorado - Las Vegas/Nevada
- Georgia - L.A./Southern California
(Note: these websites are run by third parties and include non-FBI cases. They do not represent all FBI bank robbery cases.)