CHICAGO (AP) — FBI statistics show the number of bank robberies in Chicago and the suburbs has fallen significantly for the third year in a row.

Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and Will counties had 112 bank robberies during 2011. That’s down from 181 bank robberies in 2010.

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FBI Chicago spokesman Ross Rice tells The Daily Herald that’s “a significant decrease.” He attributes the fall to media attention and says about 70 percent of bank robberies are solved.

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Rice also credits advanced technology. He says more banks have high-end security cameras that like give “almost portrait-like images of the robbers.”

Rice says robbers usually get a few hundred dollars, but can face up to two decades in prison.

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