Although the final statistics for the year are not yet in, the FBI's numbers suggest that there were fewer robberies at credit unions and banks in 2010 than in 2009.
According to the Bureau's data, there had been 335 robberies at CUs by the end of the third quarter of 2009 versus 269 robberies at CUs by the end of the third quarter of 2010. There were 470 credit unions robbed in 2009, according to the data. Data from the fourth quarter of 2010 has not yet been released.
Robberies in commercial banks were also lower, though not by as much, the numbers said. By the end of the third quarter of 2009, 3,562 commercial banks had been robbed versus only 3,224 by the end of the third quarter of 2010, the FBI's records showed.