The graph below was created using Google's charting tools.
This vertical bar graph shows the top 11 suspicious activities reported by US banks (depository institutions) to the US government as a percentage of the total number of all suspicious activities reported.
The data in the graph was obtained from a US Department of the Treasury report titled “The SAR Activity Review – By the Numbers” and Excel spreadsheets that can be linked to from the report. To read this report click here (PDF file).
The US government requires banks (depository institutions) and certain other businesses (money services; casinos; and the securities industry) to report suspicious activities using a reporting system program. More can be read about this reporting system program by going to the Treasury Department agency (The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network or FinCEN)’s website responsible for the reporting system program. Click here to go to this website.