WASHINGTON, D.C.—The number of crimes committed against banks decreased nearly 10 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to the FBI’s new bank crime statistics.
In 2011, there were 5,093 bank crimes reported to law enforcement officials, according to the FBI. That includes 5,014 bank robberies, 60 burglaries, 12 larcenies and seven extortions of financial institutions. That’s a 9.7-percent drop from the 5,641 bank crimes reported in 2010.
Of those 5,086 bank robberies, burglaries and larcenies, criminals got away with loot during 4,534 of the incidents, or 89 percent of the time, the FBI says.
The total amount of loss reported by the banks? More than $38 million.
The amount recovered and returned to financial institutions? Only $8 million, meaning financial institutions lost approximately $30 million.