Suspicious activity reports in US rise by 12% in 2011

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Suspicious activity reported by US banks rose to record levels in 2011, according to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen), the US government's financial intelligence unit. US depository institutions filed 936,381 suspicious activity reports (SARs) in 2011, 12% higher than the previous year, and a dramatic reversal from the previous three years of decline.
The biggest contributor to the increase in absolute terms was the Bank Security Act/structuring/money laundering category, also

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