Bank Crime Statistics 2004

Bank Crime Statistics 2004

JANUARY 1, 2004 - DECEMBER 31, 2004

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
6,687
112
23
Mutual Savings Banks
168
0
1
Savings and Loan Association
188
2
0
Credit Unions
467
18
5
Armored Carrier Companies
46
2
1
Total:
7,556
134
30
Grand Total - All Violations:
7,720


Loot Taken and Recovered

Loot was not taken in 650 of the 7,720 violations. Loot taken in the remaining 7,070 cases is itemized as follows:

Cash
$62,579,510
Securities - Face Value
2,150
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
912,606
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
331,751

Total:
$63,826,017

Full or partial recovery of loot taken was reported by law enforcement agencies in 1,396 of the 7,070 violations in which loot was taken. Loot recovered is itemized as follows:

Cash
$9,247,231
Securities - Face Value
2,000
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
40,052
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
39,651

Total:
$9,328,934

Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 7,720 robberies, burglaries, and larcenies was 9,619. The following table shows a breakdown of the 9,528 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
3,710
4,457
552
76
189
Female
261
241
18
11
13

Investigation to date has resulted in the identification of 5,020 of the 9,619 persons known to be involved. Of these 5,020 identified persons, 45% were determined to be users of narcotics, and 19% 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
- 1,382
6-9 a.m.
- 220
Tuesday
- 1,386
9-11 a.m.
- 2,134
Wednesday
- 1,345
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 1,820
Thursday
- 1,285
1-3 p.m.
- 1,730
Friday
- 1,715
3-6 p.m.
- 1,554
Saturday
- 518
6 p.m.-6 a.m.
- 254
Sunday
- 66
Not Determined
- 8
Not Determined
- 23


Total:
7,720
Total:
7,720


Institution/Community Characteristics

Type of Financial Institution Office

Main Office
322
Branch Office
7,170
Store
175
Remote Facility/Other
53

Total:
7,720

Location of Financial Institution Office

Commercial District
5,224
Shopping Center
1,752
Residential
455
Other Location
289

Total:
7,720

Community Type

Metropolitan
3,861
Suburban
1,286
Small City/Town
2,381
Rural
192

Total:
7,720

Institutional Areas Involved

Counter
7,305
Night Depository
19
Vault/Safe
390
Auto. Teller Machine
80
Safe Deposit Area
14
Courier/Messenger
3
Office Area
243
Armored Vehicle
2
Drive-In/Walk-Up
97
Other
62



Security Devices Maintained by Victim Institutions

Alarm System
7,590
Surveillance Cameras
7,590
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
7,048
Surveillance Cameras Activated
7,258
Bait Money Taken
3,262
Guards On Duty
508
Tear Gas/Dye Packs Taken
1,006
Electronic Tracking Activated
314

Security Devices Functioned

Alarm System Functioned
6,967
Surveillance Cameras Functioned
7,053

Modus Operandi Used

Demand Note Used
4,465
Firearm Used
1,940

Handgun

1,862

Other Firearm

132
Other Weapon Used
122
Weapon Threatened
3,511
Explosive Device Used or Threatened
284
Oral Demand
4,090
Vault or Safe Theft
37
Depository Trap Device
2
Till Theft
118

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 333 of the 7,720 robberies, burglaries, and larcenies which occurred during this 12-month period. These acts included 88 instances involving the discharge of firearms, 212 instances involving assaults, one instance involving explosives, and 33 instances of hostage situations. (One or more acts of violence may occur during an incident.) These acts of violence resulted in 146 injuries, 20 deaths, and 74 persons being taken hostage.

INJURIES

Customer
19
Employee
93
Employee Family
0
Perpetrator
20
Law Officer
4
Guard
5
Other
5
Total:
146

Number of violations in which injuries occurred: 107

DEATHS

Customer
0
Employee
2
Employee Family
0
Perpetrator
13
Law Officer
0
Guard
3
Other
2
Total:
20

Number of violations in which deaths occurred: 19

HOSTAGES TAKEN

Customer
9
Employee
50
Employee Family
2
Law Officer
0
Guard
0
Other
13
Total:
74

Number of violations in which hostages were taken: 33

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, 2004 - DECEMBER 31, 2004

Violations by type of institution

Commercial Banks
25
Mutual Savings Banks
0
Savings and Loan Association
3
Credit Unions
1
Armored Car
0
Total:
29

Loot Taken and Recovered

Loot was not taken in 27 of the 29 violations. Loot taken in the remaining two cases is itemized as follows:

Cash
$115,610
Securities - Face Value
0
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
0
Food Stamps
0
Other Property
0

Total:
$115,610

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

Cash
$88,600
Securities - Face Value
0
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
0
Food Stamps
0
Other Property
0

Total:
$88,600

Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 29 bank extortion violations was 17. 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 17 known individuals involved by race and sex:

White
Black
Hispanic
Other
Unknown
Male
6
1
1
0
6
Female
0
0
0
1
1

Occurrences by Day of Week and Time of Day

Monday
- 2
6-9 a.m.
- 5
Tuesday
- 6
9-11 a.m.
- 8
Wednesday
- 6
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 5
Thursday
- 6
1-3 p.m.
- 5
Friday
- 7
3-6 p.m.
- 3
Saturday
- 2
6 p.m.-6 a.m.
- 2
Sunday
- 0
Not Determined
- 1
Not Determined
- 0


Total:
29
Total:
29


Institution/Community Characteristics

Type of Financial Institution Office

Main Office
6
Branch Office
20
Store
0
Remote Facility/Other
3

Total:
29

Location of Financial Institution Office

Commercial District
14
Shopping Center
9
Residential
4
Other Location
2

Total:
29

Community Type

Metropolitan
6
Suburban
3
Small City/Town
17
Rural
3

Total:
29

Security Devices Maintained by Victim Institutions

Alarm System
22
Surveillance Cameras
23
Bait Money
19
Guards
4
Tear Gas/Dye Packs
3
Electronic Tracking
0
Bullet-Resistant Enclosures
2

Security Devices Used During Crimes

Alarm System Activated
5
Surveillance Cameras Activated
12
Bait Money Taken
2
Guards On Duty
2
Tear Gas/Dye Packs Taken
0
Electronic Tracking Activated
0

Modus Operandi Used

Demand Note Used
7
Firearm Used
0
Other Weapon Used
0
Weapon Threatened
0
Explosive Device Used or

Threatened

19
Telephone Call
18


Injuries, Deaths, and Hostages Taken

No act of violence was committed in the 29 bank extortion violations which occurred during the 12-month period.

III. BANK ROBBERY STATUTE VIOLATIONS BY REGIONS,
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS, STATES, AND TERRITORIES
JANUARY 1, 2004 - DECEMBER 31, 2004

Bank
Robberies
Bank
Burglaries
Bank
Larcenies
Bank
Extortions
REGIONAL SUMMARY
Northeast
1,345
10
1
0
North Central
1,673
40
8
7
South
2,420
60
16
10
West
2,095
24
5
12
Territories
23
0
0
0




Totals:

7,556
134
30
29

Northeast

1,345
10
1
0

New England

403
1
0
0

Connecticut

89
0
0
0

Maine

3
0
0
0

Massachusetts

238
1
0
0

New Hampshire

26
0
0
0

Rhode Island

44
0
0
0

Vermont

3
0
0
0
Middle Atlantic
942
9
1
0

New Jersey

173
2
0
0

New York

335
6
1
0

Pennsylvania

434
1
0
0
North Central
1,673
40
8
7
East North Central
1,348
23
6
4

Illinois

232
6
1
1

Indiana

126
1
0
2

Michigan

454
9
4
0

Ohio

451
5
0
0

Wisconsin

85
2
1
1
West North Central
325
17
2
3

Iowa

54
1
0
0

Kansas

32
1
0
2

Minnesota

107
4
1
0

Missouri

92
7
0
1

Nebraska

35
2
1
0

North Dakota

3
1
0
0

South Dakota

2
1
0
0
South
2,420
60
16
10
South Atlantic
1,593
25
9
5

Delaware

50
0
0
1

District of Columbia

23
1
0
0

Florida

471
3
0
1

Georgia

222
1
2
1

Maryland

292
2
0
0

North Carolina

251
8
6
0

South Carolina

95
9
0
2

Virginia

170
1
1
0

West Virginia

19
0
0
0
East South Central
297
12
1
2

Alabama

78
4
0
1

Kentucky

75
1
0
0

Mississippi

37
3
0
0

Tennessee

107
4
1
1
West South Central
530
23
6
3

Arkansas

39
4
1
0

Louisiana

67
5
0
0

Oklahoma

53
5
1
0

Texas

371
9
4
3
West
2,095
24
5
12
Mountain
622
4
1
5

Arizona

161
1
0
0

Colorado

147
2
0
4

Idaho

22
0
1
0

Montana

0
0
0
0

Nevada

166
1
0
0

New Mexico

55
0
0
1

Utah

76
0
0
0

Wyoming

2
0
0
0
Pacific
1473
20
4
7

Alaska

13
0
1
0

California

1,013
14
1
4

Hawaii

22
0
0
0

Oregon

191
4
2
0

Washington

234
2
0
3
Territories
23
0
0
0

Guam

0
0
0
0

Puerto Rico

23
0
0
0

Virgin Islands

0
0
0
0
Totals
7,556
134
30
29

IV. VIOLATIONS INVOLVING ARMORED CARRIERS INVESTIGATED UNDER THE HOBBS ACT,
TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 1951
JANUARY 1, 2004- DECEMBER 31, 2004

Armored carrier Incidents

Hobbs Act 46

Total:

46

Loot Taken and Recovered

Loot was not taken in 12 of the 46 violations. Loot taken in the remaining 34 cases is itemized as follows:

Cash
$7,490,453
Securities - Face Value
0.00
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
6,113,061
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
4

Total:
$13,603,518

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

Cash
$242,623
Securities - Face Value
0.00
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
24,115
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
0.00

Total:
$266,742

Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 46 armored carrier violations was 81. 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 81 known individuals involved by race and sex:

White
Black
Hispanic
Other
Unknown
Male
13
43
6
1
11
Female
1
3
0
0
0

Occurrences by Day of Week and Time of Day

Monday
- 14
6-9 a.m.
- 7
Tuesday
-4
9-11 a.m.
- 11
Wednesday
- 6
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 12
Thursday
- 11
1-3 p.m.
- 8
Friday
- 9
3-6 p.m.
- 4
Saturday
-0
6 p.m.-6 a.m.
- 4
Sunday
- 2
Not Determined
- 0
Not Determined
- 0


Total:
46
Total:
46

Community Characteristics

Location

Commercial District
32
Shopping Center
13
Residential
1
Rural
0

Total:
46


Community Type

Metropolitan
29
Suburban
6
Small City/Town
11
Rural
0

Total:
46

Modus Operandi Used

Firearm Used
31

Handgun

26

Other Firearm

9
Other Weapon Used
4
Weapon Threatened
10
Explosive Device Used or Threatened
0
Oral Demand
16
Vault or Safe Theft
0

(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 30 of the 46 Armored Carrier violations which occurred during this 12-month period. These acts included 22 instances involving the discharge of firearms, 13 instances involving assaults, but no instance of a hostage situation. (One or more acts of violence may occur during an incident.) These acts of violence resulted in 21 injuries and seven deaths.

INJURIES

Customer
5
Employee
2
Perpetrator
4
Law Officer
0
Guard
10
Other
0
Total:
21

Number of incidents in which injuries occurred: 15

DEATHS

Customer
0
Employee
1
Perpetrator
2
Law Officer
1
Guard
3
Other
0
Total:
7

Number of incidents in which deaths occurred: 7

HOSTAGES TAKEN

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


Number of incidents in which hostages were taken: 0

Any statistical information furnished in this booklet is subject to change upon the investigation of bank robbery violations which occurred during 2004.

Statistics were recorded as of 07/22/2005, at FBIHQ.