Nearly 5,000 robberies occurred in banks across the country last year, according to the FBI. Between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010, there were 5,546 robberies, 74 burglaries, eight larcenies, and 13 extortions of financial institutions reported to law enforcement. The total 5,628 reported violations represent a decrease from 2009, during which 6,065 violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statute were reported.
Illinois seemed to be a hotbed for bank robberies, with 203 robberies reported, the most of any Upper . . .
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