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ABA Launches National Bank Crime Database
WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association has launched a secure Web portal where crime data for bank robberies, burglaries and ATM crimes – reported by subscribing banks – are collected and analyzed, then made available to participants. ABA Bank Capture will aggregate data in real-time, allowing banks to access information on incidents as they are reported.
“ABA Bank Capture provides an invaluable tool for banks and law enforcement to detect and deter bank crimes,” said Larry Brown, senior vice president of risk management, First Citizens Bank, Raleigh, N.C., and chairman of the ABA Bank Security Committee. “Banks will now have the ability to more deeply analyze crime trends and be alerted to crimes occurring at other banks in their vicinity.”
ABA Bank Capture integrates with the FBI Bank Robbery Intelligence Center to communicate robbery details as they are received. The FBI reports back on cases as they are closed. Subscribers can customize incident alerts and system notification emails.
The new program is designed to help banks:
• Get real-time robbery and ATM crime alerts;
• Benchmark against their peers;
• Track incidents regardless of location;
• Enhance communication with law enforcement; and
• Reduce losses.
“ABA Bank Capture is designed to enhance banker and law enforcement reaction to bank crimes,” said Kevin McMenimen, president and CEO of Enabl-u Technologies, a division of ISO Crime Analytics, the company responsible for building the data management system. “The fully automated alerting and analytical capabilities of the system are particularly valuable in this era of constrained resources.”
“CAP Index is proud to be the analytical arm of ABA Bank Capture,” said Jon D. Groussman, president and COO of CAP Index. “We have a rich history at CAP of supporting corporations and associations with data-driven solutions. The participating members of the ABA system will reap the benefits of understanding, in a quantifiable manner, the trends and patterns of loss that will ultimately assist them in their quest to mitigate negative events and safeguard their assets.”
For more information or to subscribe, visit www.ababankcapture.com or call 1-800-BANKERS (226-5377).
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