Bank Crime Statistics 2003

Bank Crime Statistics 2003

JANUARY 1, 2003 - DECEMBER 31, 2003

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
6,530
103
39
Mutual Savings Banks
186
5
0
Savings and Loan Association
226
2
0
Credit Unions
500
20
2
Armored Carrier Companies
23
1
7
Total:
7,465
131
48
Grand Total - All Violations:
7,644


Loot Taken and Recovered

Loot was not taken in 613 of the 7,644 violations. Loot taken in the remaining 7,031 cases is itemized as follows:

Cash
$72,816,641
Securities - Face Value
0
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
283,882
Food Stamps
3,132
Other Property
3,992,760

Total:
$77,096,415

Full or partial recovery of loot taken was reported by law enforcement agencies in 1,415 of the 7,031 violations in which loot was taken. Loot recovered is itemized as follows:

Cash
$12,186,416
Securities - Face Value
0
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
22,647
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
1,847,386

Total:
$14,056,449

Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 7,644 robberies, burglaries, and larcenies was 9,714. The following table shows a breakdown of the 9,714 persons 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
3,634
4,509
612
134
211
Female
254
226
28
8
8

Investigation to date has resulted in the identification of 5,032 of the 9,714 persons known to be involved. Of these 5,032 identified persons, 49% were determined to be users of narcotics, and 18% 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
-1,380
6-9 a.m.
- 243
Tuesday
- 1,374
9-11 a.m.
-2,197
Wednesday
- 1,378
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 1,793
Thursday
- 1,255
1-3 p.m.
- 1,688
Friday
- 1,591
3-6 p.m.
- 1,456
Saturday
- 555
6 p.m.-6 a.m.
- 253
Sunday
- 71
Not Determined
- 14
Not Determined
- 40


Total:
7,644
Total:
7,644


Institution/Community Characteristics

Type of Financial Institution Office

Main Office
321
Branch Office
7,086
Store
171
Remote Facility/Other
66

Total:
7,644

Location of Financial Institution Office

Commercial District
5,136
Shopping Center
1,766
Residential
466
Other Location
276

Total:
7,644

Community Type

Metropolitan
3,792
Suburban
1,329
Small City/Town
2,326
Rural
197

Total:
7,644

Institutional Areas Involved

Counter
7,207
Night Depository
15
Vault/Safe
424
Auto. Teller Machine
107
Safe Deposit Area
26
Courier/Messenger
3
Office Area
268
Armored Vehicle
5
Drive-In/Walk-Up
78
Other
70



Security Devices Maintained by Victim Institutions

Alarm System
7,590
Surveillance Cameras
7,526
Bait Money
6,556
Guards
585
Tear Gas/Dye Packs
2,486
Electronic Tracking
585
Bullet-Resistant Enclosures
909

Security Devices Used During Crimes

Alarm System Activated
6,864
Surveillance Cameras Activated
7,192
Bait Money Taken
3,429
Guards On Duty
535
Tear Gas/Dye Packs Taken
292
Electronic Tracking Activated
1,020

Security Devices Functioned

Alarm System Functioned
6,779
Surveillance Cameras Functioned
6,993

Modus Operandi Used

Demand Note Used
4,138
Firearm Used
2,078

Handgun

1,986

Other Firearm

147
Other Weapon Used
146
Weapon Threatened
3,431
Explosive Device Used or Threatened
273
Oral Demand
4,236
Vault or Safe Theft
51
Depository Trap Device
2
Till Theft
120

a)"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.

(b)"Other Weapon Used" includes knives, other cutting instruments, hypodermic needles, clubs, etc.


(c)"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 394 of the 7,644 robberies, burglaries, and larcenies which occurred during this 12-month period. These acts included 115 instances involving the discharge of firearms, 242 instances involving assaults, two instances involving explosives, and 36 instances of hostage situations. (One or more acts of violence may occur during an incident.) These acts of violence resulted in 153 injuries, 21 deaths, and 82 persons being taken hostage.

INJURIES

Customer
23
Employee
79
Employee Family
0
Perpetrator
25
Law Officer
7
Guard
11
Other
8
Total:
153

Number of violations in which injuries occurred: 118

DEATHS

Customer
3
Employee
2
Employee Family
0
Perpetrator
14
Law Officer
0
Guard
1
Other
1
Total:
21

Number of violations in which deaths occurred: 18

HOSTAGES TAKEN

Customer
10
Employee
61
Employee Family
4
Law Officer
0
Guard
4
Other
3
Total:
82

Number of violations in which hostages were taken: 36

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, 2003 - DECEMBER 31, 2003

Violations by type of institution

Commercial Banks
8
Mutual Savings Banks
0
Savings and Loan Association
0
Credit Unions
0
Armored Car
0
Total:
8

Loot Taken and Recovered

Loot was not taken in seven of the eight violations. Loot taken in the remaining one case is itemized as follows:

Cash
$97,040
Securities - Face Value
0
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
0
Food Stamps
0
Other Property
0

Total:
$97,040

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

Cash
$97,040
Securities - Face Value
0
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
0
Food Stamps
0
Other Property
0

Total:
$97,040

Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the eight bank extortion violations was four. 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 four known individuals involved by race and sex:

White
Black
Hispanic
Other
Unknown
Male
1
0
0
0
2
Female
1
0
0
0
0

Occurrences by Day of Week and Time of Day

Monday
- 4
6-9 a.m.
- 1
Tuesday
- 0
9-11 a.m.
- 2
Wednesday
- 1
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 2
Thursday
- 3
1-3 p.m.
- 1
Friday
- 0
3-6 p.m.
- 2
Saturday
- 0
6 p.m.-6 a.m.
- 0
Sunday
- 0
Not Determined
- 0
Not Determined
- 0


Total:
8
Total:
8


Institution/Community Characteristics

Type of Financial Institution Office

Main Office
0
Branch Office
7
Store
0
Remote Facility/Other
1

Total:
8

Location of Financial Institution Office

Commercial District
7
Shopping Center
0
Residential
1
Other Location
0

Total:
8

Community Type

Metropolitan
4
Suburban
0
Small City/Town
4
Rural
0

Total:
8

Security Devices Maintained by Victim Institutions

Alarm System
6
Surveillance Cameras
7
Bait Money
5
Guards
0
Tear Gas/Dye Packs
2
Electronic Tracking
1
Bullet-Resistant Enclosures
2

Security Devices Used During Crimes

Alarm System Activated
3
Surveillance Cameras Activated
4
Bait Money Taken
1
Guards On Duty
0
Tear Gas/Dye Packs Taken
1
Electronic Tracking Activated
0

Modus Operandi Used

Demand Note Used
2
Firearm Used
0
Other Weapon Used
0
Weapon Threatened
3
Explosive Device Used or

Threatened

7
Telephone Call
6

a "Other Weapon Used" includes knives, other cutting instruments, clubs, etc.

(b) "Weapon Threatened" includes those cases where a weapon was threatened or implied either orally or in a demand note but not actually observed or displayed.

Injuries, Deaths, and Hostages Taken

No acts of violence was committed in the eight bank extortion violations which occurred during the 12-month period.

III. BANK ROBBERY STATUTE VIOLATIONS BY REGIONS,
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS, STATES, AND TERRITORIES
JANUARY 1, 2003 - DECEMBER 31, 2003

Bank
Robberies
Bank
Burglaries
Bank
Larcenies
Bank
Extortions
REGIONAL SUMMARY
Northeast
1,419
17
1
0
North Central
1,341
17
9
1
South
2,480
44
30
2
West
2,200
52
8
5
Territories
25
1
0
0




Totals:

7,465
131
48
8

Northeast

1,419
17
1
0

New England

483
2
1
0

Connecticut

108
1
0
0

Maine

10
0
1
0

Massachusetts

307
0
0
0

New Hampshire

13
1
0
0

Rhode Island

42
0
0
0

Vermont

3
0
0
0
Middle Atlantic
936
15
0
0

New Jersey

162
2
0
0

New York

421
9
0
0

Pennsylvania

353
4
0
0
North Central
1,341
17
9
1
East North Central
1,069
8
7
1

Illinois

219
3
3
0

Indiana

110
0
1
0

Michigan

265
0
3
0

Ohio

383
4
0
0

Wisconsin

92
1
0
1
West North Central
272
9
2
0

Iowa

32
2
0
0

Kansas

41
0
0
0

Minnesota

69
0
0
0

Missouri

88
5
1
0

Nebraska

33
2
1
0

North Dakota

5
0
0
0

South Dakota

4
0
0
0
South
2,480
44
30
2
South Atlantic
1,549
24
16
0

Delaware

38
0
0
0

District of Columbia

29
0
0
0

Florida

448
2
1
0

Georgia

280
3
3
0

Maryland

214
3
2
0

North Carolina

262
7
6
0

South Carolina

124
7
1
0

Virginia

135
1
2
0

West Virginia

19
1
1
0
East South Central
342
10
8
1

Alabama

80
3
2
1

Kentucky

60
1
2
0

Mississippi

56
1
1
0

Tennessee

146
5
3
0
West South Central
589
10
6
1

Arkansas

34
0
1
0

Louisiana

96
3
3
0

Oklahoma

95
0
0
0

Texas

364
7
2
1
West
2,200
52
8
5
Mountain
565
9
4
3

Arizona

116
0
0
0

Colorado

128
3
3
0

Idaho

15
0
0
0

Montana

0
0
0
0

Nevada

119
0
0
0

New Mexico

54
1
0
0

Utah

130
4
1
3

Wyoming

3
1
0
0
Pacific
1635
43
4
2

Alaska

14
0
0
0

California

1,153
33
3
0

Hawaii

37
0
0
0

Oregon

186
5
0
0

Washington

245
5
1
2
Territories
25
1
0
0

Guam

0
0
0
0

Puerto Rico

25
1
0
0

Virgin Islands

0
0
0
0
Totals
7,465
131
48
8

IV. VIOLATIONS INVOLVING ARMORED CARRIERS INVESTIGATED UNDER THE HOBBS ACT,
TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 1951
JANUARY 1, 2003 - DECEMBER 31, 2003

Armored carrier Incidents

Hobbs Act 59

Total:

59

Loot Taken and Recovered

Loot was not taken in 15 of the 59 violations. Loot taken in the remaining 44 cases is itemized as follows:

Cash
$59,590,269
Securities - Face Value
0.00
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
511,167
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
480

Total:
$60,101,916

Full or partial recovery of loot taken was reported by law enforcement agencies in eight of the 44 violations in which loot was taken. Loot recovered is itemized as follows:

Cash
$51,247,950
Securities - Face Value
0.00
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
0
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
0.00

Total:
$51,247,950

Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 59 bank extortion violations was 121. 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 four known individuals involved by race and sex:

White
Black
Hispanic
Other
Unknown
Male
18
69
20
2
5
Female
0
0
1
0
0

Occurrences by Day of Week and Time of Day

Monday
- 16
6-9 a.m.
- 14
Tuesday
-8
9-11 a.m.
- 20
Wednesday
- 8
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 8
Thursday
- 11
1-3 p.m.
- 4
Friday
- 10
3-6 p.m.
- 7
Saturday
-5
6 p.m.-6 a.m.
- 6
Sunday
- 1
Not Determined
- 0
Not Determined
- 0


Total:
59
Total:
59

Community Characteristics

Location

Commercial District
29
Shopping Center
22
Residential
6
Rural
2

Total:
59


Community Type

Metropolitan
34
Suburban
13
Small City/Town
9
Rural
3

Total:
59

Modus Operandi Used

Firearm Used
45

Handgun

44

Other Firearm

11
Other Weapon Used
6
Weapon Threatened
11
Explosive Device Used or Threatened
1
Oral Demand
22
Vault or Safe Theft
1

(a) "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.

(b) "Other Weapon Used" includes knives, other cutting instruments, hypodermic needles, clubs, etc.


(c) "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 25 of the 59 Armored Carrier violations which occurred during this 12-month period. These acts included 11 instances involving the discharge of firearms, 13 instances involving assaults, and one instance of a hostage situation. (One or more acts of violence may occur during an incident.) These acts of violence resulted in 17 injuries, two deaths, and four persons being taken hostage.

INJURIES

Customer
1
Employee
3
Perpetrator
3
Law Officer
1
Guard
7
Other
2
Total:
17

Number of incidents in which injuries occurred: 12

DEATHS

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

Number of incidents in which deaths occurred: 2

HOSTAGES TAKEN

Customer
0
Employee
4
Law Officer
0
Guard
0
Other
0
Total:
4


Number of incidents in which hostages were taken: 1

Any statistical information furnished in this booklet is subject to change upon the investigation of bank robbery violations which occurred during 2003.

Statistics were record on 09/29/2004, at FBIHQ.