Anatomy of a Bank Robbery [infographic]

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by on January 23, 2013

There’s more to bank robberies than the big screen would have you know. A surprisingly few potential thieves enter guns ablaze, and rarely do they hurt a fly. Yet somehow, bank robberies account for hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from banks and credit unions each year. The FBI collects information on each and every one of these bank robbery attempts in order to learn more about the criminals they pursue. Find out what the data says about the anatomy of a typical bank robbery:

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