source: Carpe Diem via FDIC
On the Enterprise Blog, Perry further says:
This first graph displays annual bank failures (data here) from 1930 to 2009, showing the two most serious banking crises in U.S. history, the Great Depression (9,146 banks failed from 1930-1933) and the S&L Crisis (2,935 banks failed from 1980-1994). Compared to those two periods, 106 bank failures in a single year out of more than 8,000 banks in total appears pretty inconsequential. . .
Further analysis shows that the assets of the 106 failed banks in 2009 totaled $106 billion (FDIC data here), which represents only 8/10 of one percent of the total U.S. bank assets, currently $13.301 trillion (data here). During the peak of the S&L crisis in 1989, failed bank assets were 3.5 percent of total bank assets, or more than four times the current level.