Bank Crime Statistics 2006

Bank Crime Statistics 2006

JANUARY 1, 2006 - DECEMBER 31, 2006

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
6,154
182
66
Mutual Savings Banks
114
2
4
Savings and Loan Association
159
3
1
Credit Unions
521
22
7
Armored Carrier Companies
37
0
0
Total:
6,985
209
78
Grand Total - All Violations:
7,272


Loot Taken and Recovered

Loot was taken in 6,674 (92%) of the 7,272 incidents. Loot taken is itemized as follows:

Cash
$70,384,936.73
Securities - Face Value
0.00
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
2,279,487.83
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
23,254.00

Total:
$72,687,678.56

Full or partial recovery of loot taken was reported by law enforcement agencies in 1,349 (20%) of the 6,674 incidents in which loot was taken. Loot recovered is itemized as follows:

Cash
$9,548,990.76
Securities - Face Value
0.00
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
1,659,391.99
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
11,688.69

Total:
$11,220,071.44

Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 7,272 robberies, burglaries, and larcenies was 9,010. The following table shows a breakdown of the 9,010 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
3,275
4,137
554
86
277
Female
242
263
25
10
13
Unknown Race/Sex
128

Investigation to date has resulted in the identification of 3,483 (39%) of the 9,010 persons known to be involved. Of these 3,483 identified persons, 1,614 (46%) were determined to be users of narcotics, and 774 (22%) 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
- 1,275
6-9 a.m.
- 203
Tuesday
- 1,288
9-11 a.m.
- 1,901
Wednesday
- 1,233
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 1,656
Thursday
- 1,233
1-3 p.m.
- 1,574
Friday
- 1,539
3-6 p.m.
- 1,613
Saturday
- 560
6 p.m.-6 a.m.
- 321
Sunday
- 88
Not Determined
- 4
Not Determined


Total:
7,272
Total:
7,272


Institution/Community Characteristics

Type of Financial Institution Office

Main Office
311
Branch Office
6,767
Store
157
Remote Facility/Other
37

Total:
7,272

Location of Financial Institution Office

Commercial District
5,046
Shopping Center
1,600
Residential
369
Other Location
257

Total:
7,272

Community Type

Metropolitan
3,703
Suburban
1,154
Small City/Town
2,285
Rural
130

Total:
7,272

Institutional Areas Involved

Counter
6,832
Night Depository
8
Vault/Safe
395
Auto. Teller Machine
119
Safe Deposit Area
10
Courier/Messenger
1
Office Area
226
Armored Vehicle
2
Drive-In/Walk-Up
78
Other
70



Security Devices Maintained by Victim Institutions

Alarm System
7,126
Surveillance Cameras
7,158
Bait Money
5,573
Guards
426
Tear Gas/Dye Packs
2,190
Electronic Tracking
574
Bullet-Resistant Enclosures
757

Security Devices Used During Crimes

Alarm System Activated
6,636
Surveillance Cameras Activated
6,985
Bait Money Taken
2,785
Guards On Duty
366
Tear Gas/Dye Packs Taken
938
Electronic Tracking Activated
293

Security Devices Functioned

Alarm System Functioned
6,568
Surveillance Cameras Functioned
6,841

Modus Operandi Used

Demand Note Used
3947
Firearm Used 1
1855

Handgun 2

1781

Other Firearm 3

111
Other Weapon Used
35
Weapon Threatened
3248
Explosive Device Used or Threatened
236
Oral Demand
3861
Vault or Safe Theft
51
Depository Trap Device
4
Till Theft
90

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 329 (4.5%) of the 7,272 robberies, burglaries, and larcenies which occurred during this 12-month period. These acts included 91 instances involving the discharge of firearms, 197 instances involving assaults, and 40 instances of hostage situations. (One or more acts of violence may occur during an incident.) These acts of violence resulted in 129 injuries, 13 deaths, and 80 persons being taken hostage.

INJURIES

Customer
17
Employee
75
Employee Family
0
Perpetrator
17
Law Officer
8
Guard
5
Other
7
Total:
129

Number of incidents in which injuries occurred: 94

DEATHS

Customer
0
Employee
1
Employee Family
0
Perpetrator
10
Law Officer
1
Guard
1
Other
0
Total:
13

Number of incidents in which deaths occurred: 13

HOSTAGES TAKEN

Customer
18
Employee
49
Employee Family
2
Law Officer
0
Guard
2
Other
9
Total:
80

Number of incidents in which hostages were taken: 40

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, 2006 - DECEMBER 31, 2006

Violations by type of institution

Commercial Banks
7
Mutual Savings Banks
0
Savings and Loan Association
0
Credit Unions
2
Armored Car
0
Total:
9

Loot Taken and Recovered

No Loot was taken in any of the 9 incidents.


Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 9 bank extortion incidents was 10. 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 10 known individuals involved by race and sex:

White
Black
Hispanic
Other
Unknown
Male
3
3
0
1
2
Female
0
0
0
0
1

Occurrences by Day of Week and Time of Day

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


Total:
9
Total:
9


Institution/Community Characteristics

Type of Financial Institution Office

Main Office
2
Branch Office
7
Store
0
Remote Facility/Other
0

Total:
9

Location of Financial Institution Office

Commercial District
7
Shopping Center
0
Residential
1
Other Location
1

Total:
9

Community Type

Metropolitan
4
Suburban
1
Small City/Town
4
Rural
0

Total:
9

Security Devices Maintained by Victim Institutions

Alarm System
5
Surveillance Cameras
6
Bait Money
4
Guards
2
Tear Gas/Dye Packs
2
Electronic Tracking
0
Bullet-Resistant Enclosures
0

Security Devices Used During Crimes

Alarm System Activated
0
Surveillance Cameras Activated
3
Bait Money Taken
0
Guards On Duty
2
Tear Gas/Dye Packs Taken
0
Electronic Tracking Activated
0

Modus Operandi Used

Demand Note Used
4
Firearm Used
0
Other Weapon Used
0
Weapon Threatened
1
Explosive Device Used or
2

Threatened

5
Telephone Call
3


Injuries, Deaths, and Hostages Taken

No act of violence was committed in the 9 bank extortion incidents which occurred during the 12-month period.

III. BANK ROBBERY STATUTE VIOLATIONS BY REGIONS, GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS, STATES, AND TERRITORIES
JANUARY 1, 2006 - DECEMBER 31, 2006

Bank
Robberies
Bank
Burglaries
Bank
Larcenies
Bank
Extortions
REGIONAL SUMMARY
Northeast
1,281
49
15
1
North Central
1,453
20
13
2
South
2,205
105
25
4
West
2,024
30
22
2
Territories
22
5
3
0




Totals:

6,985
209
78
9

Northeast

1,281
49
15
1

New England

416
20
0
1

Connecticut

72
0
0
0

Maine

21
1
0
0

Massachusetts

272
9
0
0

New Hampshire

20
2
0
1

Rhode Island

28
8
0
0

Vermont

4
0
0
0
Middle Atlantic
864
29
15
0

New Jersey

151
1
1
0

New York

322
18
13
0

Pennsylvania

391
10
1
0
North Central
1,453
20
13
2
East North Central
1,198
8
10
2

Illinois

336
1
2
0

Indiana

148
2
0
0

Michigan

243
2
1
1

Ohio

333
3
7
1

Wisconsin

138
0
0
0
West North Central
255
12
3
0

Iowa

35
0
0
0

Kansas

47
4
2
0

Minnesota

55
0
0
0

Missouri

89
5
0
0

Nebraska

27
3
1
0

North Dakota

2
0
0
0

South Dakota

0
0
0
0
South
2,205
105
25
4
South Atlantic
1,352
51
18
1

Delaware

41
0
0
0

District of Columbia

37
1
0
0

Florida

265
7
4
0

Georgia

291
8
4
0

Maryland

233
4
0
0

North Carolina

200
19
4
0

South Carolina

78
10
5
0

Virginia

192
2
1
1

West Virginia

15
0
0
0
East South Central
338
24
5
3

Alabama

67
16
0
1

Kentucky

98
0
3
1

Mississippi

42
3
2
1

Tennessee

131
5
0
0
West South Central
515
30
2
1

Arkansas

40
11
0
0

Louisiana

36
11
0
1

Oklahoma

45
0
0
0

Texas

394
8
2
0
West
2,024
30
18
2
Mountain
614
21
6
1

Arizona

166
20
0
1

Colorado

208
0
0
0

Idaho

27
0
0
0

Montana

2
0
0
0

Nevada

142
0
4
0

New Mexico

33
0
1
0

Utah

31
1
1
0

Wyoming

5
0
0
0
Pacific
1,410
9
12
1

Alaska

17
0
5
0

California

915
2
0
1

Hawaii

38
0
0
0

Oregon

176
3
0
0

Washington

264
4
7
0
Territories
22
5
3
0

Guam

0
0
0
0

Puerto Rico

22
5
3
0

Virgin Islands

0
0
0
0
Totals
6,985
209
78
9

IV. VIOLATIONS INVOLVING ARMORED CARRIERS INVESTIGATED UNDER THE HOBBS ACT,
TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 1951
JANUARY 1, 2006 - DECEMBER 31, 2006

Armored carrier Incidents

Hobbs Act 37

Total:

37

Loot Taken and Recovered

Loot was taken in 31 (84%) of the 37 incidents. Loot taken is itemized as follows:

Cash
$3,826,314.75
Securities - Face Value
0.00
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
264,831.20
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
66,991.49

Total:
$4,158,137.44

Full or partial recovery of loot taken was reported by law enforcement agencies in 11 (35%) of the 31 incidents. Loot recovered is itemized as follows:

Cash
$1,470,480.45
Securities - Face Value
0.00
Checks (To include Traveler's Checks)
98,015.16
Food Stamps
0.00
Other Property
0.00

Total:
$1,568,495.61

Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 37 armored carrier incidents was 78. 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 78 known individuals involved by race and sex:

White
Black
Hispanic
Other
Unknown
Male
8
53
9
0
4
Female
1
1
0
0
0
Unknown Race/Sex
2

Occurrences by Day of Week and Time of Day

Monday
- 6
6-9 a.m.
- 4
Tuesday
-10
9-11 a.m.
- 13
Wednesday
- 4
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 5
Thursday
- 7
1-3 p.m.
- 9
Friday
- 8
3-6 p.m.
- 6
Saturday
-2
6 p.m.-6 a.m.
- 0
Sunday
- 0
Not Determined
- 0
Not Determined
- 0


Total:
37
Total:
37

Community Characteristics

Location

Commercial District
20
Shopping Center
15
Residential
1
Rural
1

Total:
37


Community Type

Metropolitan
25
Suburban
6
Small City/Town
5
Rural
1

Total:
37

Modus Operandi Used

Firearm Used 4
30

Handgun

27

Other Firearm

6
Other Weapon Used 5
2
Weapon Threatened 6
13
Explosive Device Used or Threatened
0
Oral Demand
17
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 37 Armored Carrier incidents which occurred during this 12-month period. These acts of violence resulted in 12 injuries, 1 death, and 2 persons taken hostage. (One or more acts of violence may occur during an incident.)

INJURIES

Customer
0
Employee
4
Perpetrator
1
Law Officer
0
Guard
7
Other
0
Total:
12

Number of incidents in which injuries occurred: 12

DEATHS

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

Number of incidents in which deaths occurred: 1

HOSTAGES TAKEN

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

Number of incidents in which hostages were taken: 2

Any statistical information furnished in this booklet is subject to change upon the investigation of bank robbery incidents which occurred during 2006.

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 02/01/2007, at FBIHQ.