Oregon bank holdups drop

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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Bank robberies are continuing to decline in Oregon, according to new numbers released by the FBI.

In 2011, Oregon there were 110 reported bank robberies, down from the 130 holdups reported in 2010.
The peak in recent years was in 2009, when the state saw 187 bank robberies, the FBI said.
With a downturn in the economy many would assume that's why bank robberies spiked in 2009, the FBI says that's not the case.
"It's very rare that we see a bank robber who is robbing banks to make a mortgage payment," said [FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne] Steele. "Most bank robberies are connected to drug crimes. Many bank robbers have drug addiction problems or other such issues."

Read more at KTVZ.

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