August 9, 2012
More bank robberies have been reported so far in 2012 than in all of last year, records show.
As of Aug. 8, there were 117 bank robberies reported in the Chicago area. In 2011, there were 115, according to BanditTracker Chicago. The 2012 figure is still lower than the record for bank robberies set in 2006, which saw 284 hold-ups, the Tracker reports.
BanditTracker is run by the FBI, the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff’s office. The site publishes bank surveillance images hoping to catch bank robbers.