A detailed analysis of the 2015 statistics on bank robberies has brought to light some general tendencies. The downward trend in the number of bank robberies continued in 2015. The total losses were however higher in 2015 with 27 608 147€ against 24 002 526€ in 2014.so an increase of 15%.
We should as well confirm the trend of stable total number of attacks on ATMs with 1364 attacks in 2015 against 1366 attacks in 2014. Regarding the CIT attacks together with ESTA we noticed a decrease in the current trend. Indeed, we can note that compared to 2014 with 261 attacks reported by EBF (373 by ESTA) there are 244 reported in 2015 according to our Members and 285 according to ESTA data. This means a decrease of 7% in 2015 for EBF data (and 23,6% according to ESTA data. We further noted that 1280 bank robberies were committed in 2015 against 1528 in 2014, i.e. 16,23 % fewer than in 2014. Once more, this year the number of bank robberies committed differs from one country to another (from zero in several places to more than 772 in Italy which represents 60% of the total attacks. In some countries the number of attacks remain relatively high (Spain 113, UK 88, Poland 67) after Italy.
The total of successful incidents represents 69% of the total incidents (882 incidents), The rate of unsuccessful incidents was significantly higher than the average in Belgium (50%), Luxembourg (75%), Estonia and Denmark (100%), whereas incidents were generally more successful in Portugal (83%), Slovakia (82%) Spain (80%) and Greece (79%). In 2015, the risk rate concerning bank robberies in the EU countries remain of 1/100. The risk rate is defined as the closest unit fraction of the number of attacks over the number of branches.