Every day 3 banks robbed during last three years: RBI

Every day almost three banks were looted in the last three years and three months (from 2015-16 to June 2018), according to RBI data. About ₹168.72 crore was looted from various banks during this period.

Of the 3,167 cases of robbery, dacoity, burglary, and theft reported by banks during this period, 10 per cent of them was reported from Bihar followed by 9 per cent each from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

With Punjab reporting 7 per cent cases and Rajasthan 6 per cent, these six States accounted for 50 per cent of the total reported cases.

However, when it comes to the amount burgled, ₹87.21 crore (51 per cent) was stolen from banks in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha.

Bihar reported 332 incidents of robbery, dacoity, burglary and theft involving ₹8.22 crore. Uttar Pradesh reported 293 cases (involving ₹13.87 crore), West Bengal 292 cases and Maharashtra 277 cases involving ₹6.43 crore and ₹22.29 crore, respectively.

Maharashtra topped in terms of the money involved followed by Andhra Pradesh (₹15.69 crore) and Karnataka (₹15.27 crore); these two States accounted for 3 per cent of the total burglary cases. Tamil Nadu reported 79 cases, involving ₹10.34 crore.

Money was pillaged in every incident across the States, except Mizoram and Puducherry which reported one case each with no money involved.

The amount burgled during the period was more than ₹1 crore in every State except Kerala, Goa, Meghalaya, Telangana, Nagaland and Tripura.

During the same period, 2,468 frauds related to ATM and debit cards, involving ₹111.71 crore, were reported.

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