FBI Releases 2008 Bank Crime Statistics

In the July 6, 2009 press release, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 2008 Bank Crime Statistics release,

between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008, there were 6,700 robberies of financial institutions, as well as 121 burglaries and 28 larcenies reported. This represents 6,849 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statute.

These statistics were recorded as of April 23, 2009. Note that not all bank crimes are reported to the FBI, and therefore the report is not a complete statistical compilation of all bank crimes that occurred in the United States.

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