Dozens of banks and holding companies call North Carolina home, and many bank robbers, too, have taken a liking to the Tarheel State, according to the FBI.

Though bank robbery totals are going down nationally and in most states, heists are going up in North Carolina, and its robbery-to-bank ratio is one of the highest in the country. Through Oct. 20, 225 bank robberies had been reported in North Carolina, four more than for all of 1999, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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