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Robbery statistics: Decrease in bank robberies in the third quarter

29 October 2014

Three bank robberies were committed in the third quarter. Year to date, a total of 16 robberies have been committed.
 
The new robbery statistics indicate that the focused efforts of the banks to reduce the number of robberies are on the right track.
 
“We are very pleased with the development, especially because it means that the number of employees, who have been exposed to robbery, have dropped as well,” says Business Consultant of the Danish Bankers Association, Rasmus Engbæk Larsen, and at the same time stresses, that there is no need to be too excited before the number is reduced to a round 0.”
 
“The consequences for customers and employees can be very serious,” continues Rasmus Engbæk Larsen, “and therefore, the Danish Bankers Association has, in collaboration with the Danish central bank, supported i.a. a PhD thesis concerning the psychological consequences of a robbery. Quite simply in order to increase the knowledge level and be able to improve procedures and the effort in general.”
 
The thesis, which is composed by Maj Hansen from the University of Southern Denmark (completed June 2014), shows that bank robberies can be a very traumatic experience for employees. Acute, approximately 12% of the robbery-exposed employees will develop Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), and approximately half of these – about 6 percent – will develop post-traumatic stress (PTSD).
Moreover, the thesis shows that up to 18 percent of the robbery-exposed employees develop subclinical PSTD. This means that they display two out of three symptoms, which is required to be diagnosed with PSTD.
 
“When as many as 18 percent of the employees develop subclinical PSTD, it is clear that each robbery has major impact on the employee and his/her family. Therefore, it is important that the sector constantly work focused to reduce the number of robberies even further,” says Rasmus Engbæk Larsen. 

Number of robberies per quarter:

Year 1. Quarter 2. Quarter 3. Quarter 4. Quarter
2014 5 8 3 .
2013 16 3 8 9
2012 26 15 15 15
2011 33 34 26 23
2010 55 20 24 36


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