WASHINGTON — The number of suspicious activity reports filed by banks, thrifts, and credit unions is on track to set a record for the 12th year in a row — every year since regulators first required the filings, according to data released by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

In the first six months of this year the number of filings by financial institutions increased 5% from a year earlier, to 343,974. If that trend continues, the full-year total is likely to exceed last year's figure of 649,176.

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