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Bank Robberies Down in Iowa

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By: wowt Email

Could it be that technology is scaring off bank robbers?

One expert suggests that's the case in analyzing the latest statistics out of Iowa.

That state is reporting only 30 banks and credit unions were robbed in the past year.

According to a story published by the Associated Press, that's the lowest level in a decade.

Over the past 10 years, the state has averaged about 44 robberies per year.

A criminal justice professor at the University of Northern Iowa say not only has surveillance of banks and credit unions improved, but the response by law enforcement to those crimes is also better


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