Highlights of the report include:
- Loot was taken in 91 percent of the incidents, totaling more than $8.4 million.
- Of the loot taken, 21 percent of it was recovered. More than $1.3 million was recovered and returned to financial institutions.
- Bank crimes most frequently occurred on Friday. Regardless of the day, the time frame when bank crimes occurred most frequently was between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
- Acts of violence were committed in 5 percent of the incidents, resulting in 23 injuries, five deaths, and nine persons being taken hostage.3
- Oral demands and demand notes 4 were the most common modus operandi used.
- Most violations occurred in the Western region of the U.S., with 403 reported incidents.
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1 In the second quarter of 2009, there were 1,278 robberies, 19 burglaries, seven larcenies, and zero extortions reported.
2 Financial institutions include commercial banks, mutual savings banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions.
3 One or more acts of violence may occur during an incident.
4 More than one modus operandi may have been used during an incident.