Bank Crime Statistics 2005

Bank Crime Statistics 2005

JANUARY 1, 2005 - DECEMBER 31, 2005

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
6,019
128
45
Mutual Savings Banks
129
3
0
Savings and Loan Association
144
0
1
Credit Unions
422
27
5
Armored Carrier Companies
34
0
0
Total:
6,748
158
51
Grand Total - All Violations:
6,957


Loot Taken and Recovered

Loot was taken in 6,354 (91%) of the 6,957 incidents. Loot taken is itemized as follows:

Cash
$64,062,688.94
Securities - Face Value
90,698.59
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
145,868.26
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
82,882.12

Total:
$64,382,137.91

Full or partial recovery of loot taken was reported by law enforcement agencies in 1,258 (20%) of the 6,354 incidents in which loot was taken. Loot recovered is itemized as follows:

Cash
$9,669,336.17
Securities - Face Value
0.00
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
0.00
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
48,602.01

Total:
$9,717,938.18

Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 6,957 robberies, burglaries, and larcenies was 8,480. The following table shows a breakdown of the 8,480 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
3,280
3,740
543
95
198
Female
239
203
38
14
9
Unknown Race/Sex
121

Investigation to date has resulted in the identification of 4,520 (53%) of the 8,480 persons known to be involved. Of these 4,520 identified persons, 1763 (39%) were determined to be users of narcotics, and 814 (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
- 1,243
6-9 a.m.
- 187
Tuesday
- 1,202
9-11 a.m.
- 1,851
Wednesday
- 1,160
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 1,617
Thursday
- 1,216
1-3 p.m.
- 1,476
Friday
- 1,458
3-6 p.m.
- 1,510
Saturday
- 539
6 p.m.-6 a.m.
- 307
Sunday
- 89
Not Determined
- 9
Not Determined
- 50


Total:
6,957
Total:
6,957


Institution/Community Characteristics

Type of Financial Institution Office

Main Office
258
Branch Office
6,492
Store
159
Remote Facility/Other
48

Total:
6,957

Location of Financial Institution Office

Commercial District
4,781
Shopping Center
1,547
Residential
409
Other Location
220

Total:
6,957

Community Type

Metropolitan
3,468
Suburban
1,244
Small City/Town
2,102
Rural
143

Total:
6,957

Institutional Areas Involved

Counter
6,525
Night Depository
20
Vault/Safe
384
Auto. Teller Machine
136
Safe Deposit Area
26
Courier/Messenger
4
Office Area
220
Armored Vehicle
6
Drive-In/Walk-Up
85
Other
50



Security Devices Maintained by Victim Institutions

Alarm System
6,823
Surveillance Cameras
6,845
Bait Money
5,775
Guards
493
Tear Gas/Dye Packs
2,194
Electronic Tracking
521
Bullet-Resistant Enclosures
693

Security Devices Used During Crimes

Alarm System Activated
6,353
Surveillance Cameras Activated
6,594
Bait Money Taken
2,852
Guards On Duty
422
Tear Gas/Dye Packs Taken
914
Electronic Tracking Activated
250

Security Devices Functioned

Alarm System Functioned
6,278
Surveillance Cameras Functioned
6,436

Modus Operandi Used

Demand Note Used
3,778
Firearm Used 1
1,690

Handgun

1,628

Other Firearm

99
Other Weapon Used 2
29
Weapon Threatened 3
3,136
Explosive Device Used or Threatened
204
Oral Demand
3,881
Vault or Safe Theft
33
Depository Trap Device
3
Till Theft
107

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 310 (4.5%) of the 6,957 robberies, burglaries, and larcenies which occurred during this 12-month period. These acts included 72 instances involving the discharge of firearms, 218 instances involving assaults, and 30 instances of hostage situations. (One or more acts of violence may occur during an incident.) These acts of violence resulted in 141 injuries, 21 deaths, and 70 persons being taken hostage.

INJURIES

Customer
22
Employee
81
Employee Family
0
Perpetrator
21
Law Officer
9
Guard
5
Other
3
Total:
141

Number of incidents in which injuries occurred: 108

DEATHS

Customer
0
Employee
0
Employee Family
0
Perpetrator
17
Law Officer
2
Guard
1
Other
1
Total:
21

Number of incidents in which deaths occurred: 19

HOSTAGES TAKEN

Customer
Employee
11
Employee Family
49
Law Officer
2
Guard
2
Other
6
Total:
70

Number of incidents in which hostages were taken: 30

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, 2005 - DECEMBER 31, 2005

Violations by type of institution

Commercial Banks
11
Mutual Savings Banks
0
Savings and Loan Association
0
Credit Unions
0
Armored Car
0
Total:
11

Loot Taken and Recovered

No Loot was taken in any of the 11 incidents.


Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 11 bank extortion incidents was 9. 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 9 known individuals involved by race and sex:

White
Black
Hispanic
Other
Unknown
Male
4
2
0
0
3
Female
0
0
0
0
0

Occurrences by Day of Week and Time of Day

Monday
- 2
6-9 a.m.
- 1
Tuesday
- 1
9-11 a.m.
- 5
Wednesday
- 0
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 2
Thursday
- 4
1-3 p.m.
- 1
Friday
- 3
3-6 p.m.
- 1
Saturday
- 1
6 p.m.-6 a.m.
- 0
Sunday
- 0
Not Determined
- 1
Not Determined
- 0


Total:
11
Total:
11


Institution/Community Characteristics

Type of Financial Institution Office

Main Office
0
Branch Office
11
Store
0
Remote Facility/Other
0

Total:
11

Location of Financial Institution Office

Commercial District
7
Shopping Center
3
Residential
0
Other Location
1

Total:
11

Community Type

Metropolitan
5
Suburban
1
Small City/Town
5
Rural
0

Total:
11

Security Devices Maintained by Victim Institutions

Alarm System
8
Surveillance Cameras
8
Bait Money
6
Guards
1
Tear Gas/Dye Packs
0
Electronic Tracking
0
Bullet-Resistant Enclosures
0

Security Devices Used During Crimes

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

Modus Operandi Used

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

Threatened

2
Telephone Call
6


Injuries, Deaths, and Hostages Taken

No act of violence was committed in the 11 bank extortion incidents which occurred during the 12-month period.

III. BANK ROBBERY STATUTE VIOLATIONS BY REGIONS, GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS, STATES, AND TERRITORIES
JANUARY 1, 2005 - DECEMBER 31, 2005

Bank
Robberies
Bank
Burglaries
Bank
Larcenies
Bank
Extortions
REGIONAL SUMMARY
Northeast
1,177
11
4
1
North Central
1,554
40
24
3
South
1,935
70
14
4
West
2,067
37
9
3
Territories
15
0
0
0




Totals:

6,748
158
51
11

Northeast

1,177
11
4
1

New England

400
4
1
1

Connecticut

87
2
0
0

Maine

12
0
0
0

Massachusetts

235
1
1
0

New Hampshire

31
1
0
1

Rhode Island

28
0
0
0

Vermont

7
0
0
0
Middle Atlantic
777
7
3
0

New Jersey

111
3
1
0

New York

393
3
1
0

Pennsylvania

273
1
0
0
North Central
1,554
40
24
3
East North Central
1,291
27
15
3

Illinois

276
8
2
2

Indiana

168
1
0
0

Michigan

356
5
5
0

Ohio

386
12
7
1

Wisconsin

105
1
1
0
West North Central
263
13
9
0

Iowa

28
1
1
0

Kansas

36
4
5
0

Minnesota

107
0
0
0

Missouri

65
1
2
0

Nebraska

24
7
0
0

North Dakota

0
0
1
0

South Dakota

3
0
0
0
South
1,935
70
14
4
South Atlantic
1,120
51
12
2

Delaware

39
0
0
0

District of Columbia

28
1
0
0

Florida

216
17
0
0

Georgia

191
7
5
0

Maryland

225
9
1
1

North Carolina

166
6
0
0

South Carolina

89
5
2
1

Virginia

147
6
1
0

West Virginia

19
0
3
0
East South Central
335
11
1
0

Alabama

68
2
1
0

Kentucky

100
3
0
0

Mississippi

30
2
0
0

Tennessee

137
4
0
0
West South Central
480
8
1
2

Arkansas

39
3
1
0

Louisiana

47
0
0
2

Oklahoma

61
1
0
0

Texas

333
4
0
0
West
2,067
37
9
3
Mountain
703
8
4
1

Arizona

228
2
0
1

Colorado

214
1
3
0

Idaho

22
1
0
0

Montana

6
0
0
0

Nevada

157
0
1
0

New Mexico

36
0
0
0

Utah

40
4
0
0

Wyoming

0
0
0
0
Pacific
1,364
29
5
2

Alaska

11
1
0
0

California

972
17
5
2

Hawaii

25
0
0
0

Oregon

132
6
0
0

Washington

224
5
0
0
Territories
15
0
0
0

Guam

0
0
0
0

Puerto Rico

15
0
0
0

Virgin Islands

0
0
0
0
Totals
6,748
158
51
11

IV. VIOLATIONS INVOLVING ARMORED CARRIERS INVESTIGATED UNDER THE HOBBS ACT,
TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 1951
JANUARY 1, 2005- DECEMBER 31, 2005

Armored carrier Incidents

Hobbs Act 34

Total:

34

Loot Taken and Recovered

Loot was taken in 27 (79%) of the 34 incidents. Loot taken is itemized as follows:

Cash
$17,061,609.25
Securities - Face Value
0.00
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
841,592.28
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
0.00

Total:
$17,903,201.53

Full or partial recovery of loot taken was reported by law enforcement agencies in 3 (11%) of the 27 incidents. Loot recovered is itemized as follows:

Cash
$391,853.00
Securities - Face Value
0.00
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
0.00
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
0.00

Total:
$391,853.00

Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 34 armored carrier incidents was 68. 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 68 known individuals involved by race and sex:

White
Black
Hispanic
Other
Unknown
Male
8
39
13
0
6
Female
0
0
0
0
0
Unknown Race/Sex
2

Occurrences by Day of Week and Time of Day

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


Total:
34
Total:
34

Community Characteristics

Location

Commercial District
25
Shopping Center
8
Residential
1
Rural
0

Total:
34


Community Type

Metropolitan
21
Suburban
5
Small City/Town
7
Rural
1

Total:
34

Modus Operandi Used

Firearm Used 4
23

Handgun

20

Other Firearm

8
Other Weapon Used 5
2
Weapon Threatened 6
9
Explosive Device Used or Threatened
0
Oral Demand
13
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 12 of the 34 Armored Carrier incidents which occurred during this 12-month period. No hostages were taken when the violent acts were committed. However, 6 persons were injured during 5 of the Armored Carrier incidents and 1 person died during 1 of the Armored Carrier incidents. (One or more acts of violence may occur during an incident.)

INJURIES

Customer
0
Employee
3
Perpetrator
0
Law Officer
0
Guard
2
Other
1
Total:
6

Number of incidents in which injuries occurred: 5

DEATHS

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

Number of incidents in which deaths occurred: 1

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 incidents which occurred during 2005.

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 08/25/2006, at FBIHQ.