Take the Bank Robber Test

January 8, 2010

The FBI just released its Bank Crime Statistics for the Third Quarter of 2009, and while I could simply inform you of the data, I think this provides a fun opportunity to test your expectations and beliefs.  So --- here's a little test:

  1. Do you think there were more or less Q3/2009 reports than for the same period in 2008?
  2. What percentage of "loot" taken was recovered?
  3. What day of the week is the most popular to perpetrate bank crime?
  4. What percentage of incidents involved acts of violence?
  5. In what region of the U.S.did the most violations occur?

Your Prize:

One right: Bernard Madoff

Two right: Fugitive

Three right: FBI Special Agent

Four right: FBI Special Agent in Charge

Five right: FBI Director


ANSWERS (no peeking!)

1. Less  

2. 22% (full credit if within five percentage points)  

3. Friday

4. 5% (full credit if within five percentage points)  

5. Southern