Not too long ago, a report was published which suggested that street crime in Karachi had declined to a remarkable extent.
Here is what the report said:
According to the World Crime Index Comparison released by Numbeo, Karachi has improved its ranking from 2012-2018. In a span of seven years, Karachi seems to have performed even better on the World Crime Index by jumping down from rank 6th to 70th.
However, things aren’t so hunky dory anymore. Here is what a newly issued report says on street crime in Karachi:
According to a report issued by the Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), around 36,320 mobile phones were stolen on the streets of Karachi during the first 10 months of 2019.
Moreover, cellphones, 34,000 vehicles were also stolen during street crimes, which include 21,000 motorcycles and 13,000 cars.
This report is in stark contrast to the CLPC report released in April, which stated that 9,664 mobile phones had been stolen in the year up till April.
Besides 9,664 cellphones, 5,813 motorbikes and 345 cars were stolen from, the CLPC report noted.
The report claimed than at least eight complaints of extortion and two instances of bank robbery were also reported.
The ‘Street Watch Force’ has been set up by Sindh Police for the prevention of street crimes in Karachi.
It is yet to be seen how effective this effort by Sindh Police will be.
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