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What Day of the Week Is Most Popular for a Bank Robbery?

Friday is the day of the week that is most popular for a bank robbery in the US, according to statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Out of the 5,629 robberies in 2010, 20% occurred on a Friday. This is thought to be the result of the belief that banks will have more money on hand because of Friday being a common day people receive their paychecks. The most common time of day that robbers strike banks is between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., which is also thought to be because of the conceived notion that there will be more cash on hand.

More about bank robberies:

  • A study of British bank robberies found that the average amount stolen was approximately $19,000 US Dollars (USD), or about the equivalent of the annual salary of a coffee shop worker.
  • Experienced robbers do not become better at avoiding arrest: a first time robber has 20% odds of getting caught, while 60% of fourth time robbers are arrested.
  • Bank robberies decreased by half from 2000 through 2010 in the US, which may be the result of criminals focusing more on online theft.
Allison Boelcke
By Allison Boelcke
Allison Boelcke, a digital marketing manager and freelance writer, helps businesses create compelling content to connect with their target markets and drive results. With a degree in English, she combines her writing skills with marketing expertise to craft engaging content that gets noticed and leads to website traffic and conversions. Her ability to understand and connect with target audiences makes her a valuable asset to any content creation team.
Discussion Comments
By anon963544 — On Jul 30, 2014

Really? I find this amusing,considering that many banks are really only open 5 full days per week. Then it is not surprising that 20 percent of the robberies are on Friday. Do the math.

Allison Boelcke
Allison Boelcke
Allison Boelcke, a digital marketing manager and freelance writer, helps businesses create compelling content to connect with their target markets and drive results. With a degree in English, she combines her writing skills with marketing expertise to craft engaging content that gets noticed and leads to website traffic and conversions. Her ability to understand and connect with target audiences makes her a valuable asset to any content creation team.
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