Reports revealed that in 2017, Karachi has relatively witnessed a decline in street crimes. However, every day we hear stories of mugging, snatching and even, kidnapping!

According to Dunya News, following areas in Karachi recorded the most incidents of street crimes:

  1. District East
  2. District Central
  3. District South

District East: Gulshan Town, Korangi Town, Landhi Town and Shah Faisal Town

7672 incidents of street crime were reported, with:

  • 4713 motorbikes snatched
  • 525 cars stolen

Areas That Are Danger Zones:

Disco Bakery [Gulshan-e-Iqbal], Aladin Park, Continental Bakery [Gulshan-e-Iqbal], Dolmen Mall, Millennium Mall, Baloch Colony Bridge, Iqra University, Noorani Kabab House intersection, NIPA and Ambala Bakery

District South: Saddar

  •  4487 cell phones snatched
  • 3164  motorcycles snatched
  • 167 cars seized

District Central:  Liaquatabad Town, North Nazimabad Town, Gulberg Town and New Karachi Town

  • 5473 mobile phones snatched
  • 6181 bikes stolen
  • 483 cars stolen

Areas That Are Danger Zones

Matric Board Office, Hyderi Market, Saima Pari Mall, Meena Bazaar, Sarena Mobile Market, Liaquatabad Super Market, Sindhi Hotel, Ziauddin Hospital, Imtiaz Super Market [Nazimabad], and area around Dhamthal Sweets [Federal B. Area] were identified as hot spots for mobile phone snatching.


  •  3529 cell phones snatched
  • 2610 motorcycles stolen
  • 32 cars stolen

District West: Lyari Town, Kemari Town, SITE Town, Baldia Town and Orangi Town.

  • 1609 mobiles snatched
  • 2379 bikes stolen
  •  31 cars stolen


It is reported that Malir witnessed the least number of street crimes so far in the year!

  • 1631 phones snatched
  • 1957 motorbikes stolen
  •  76 cars stolen