SAME Ahmer Rehman – Posted: 16 Jul 2020 | Last Updated: 44 minutes ago
Posted: 16 Jul 2020 | Last Updated: 44 minutes ago
More than 200 people were injured in the effort to snatch At least 26 people have died after they fought street crime in Karachi in 2020, according to data compiled from the city’s police station.According to data obtained by SAMAA TV, more than 200 people were injured after they were shot by the suspects for fighting a robbery this year. Three people were killed in January, four in February, four in March, three in April, three in May, seven in June and two in July. In 2019, at least 44 people were killed and 389 injured due to fighting street crime in Karachi.
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Karachi’s crime rate has fallen because lockdowns keep people at home, police on prey & criminals in wood
A Reuters file photo of Empress Market, Karachi.
KARACHI: Where it remains unclear how effective lockdowns in the entire city have been in controlling the spread of the corona virus, it seems that the crime rate of Karachi has taken a dramatic step following orders.
Considerable decreases have been observed in the number of armed robberies, street crimes and road accidents during the past 30 days of locking; creates a sense of peace in the most difficult times.
According to sources, the decrease in crime rates is associated with increased vigilance of law enforcement agencies and strict measures that are put in place to control the movement of citizens amid the spread of transmission.
On the other hand, residents also remain worried about stepping outside the house during the Covid-19 balloon threat, which has also kept them away from danger.
As per official statistics for March 23 to April 19, a total of 541 cellphone deprivation incidents were recorded at the Karachi Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC). This figure, compared to data available for several days before the lockout, revealed a decrease of more than 1,095 cash in the last 28 days.
Likewise, a significant decrease has also been noted in the number of armed robberies that occurred throughout the city during the same locking period. Per official figures, up to 306 crime incidents were reported in various areas of the city in the 28 day period before being locked up. However, data for 28 days after locking showed a decrease of more than 194 cases, reducing the number of armed robberies throughout the city to 112 incidents in total.
In addition, a significant decrease has also been observed in the number of vehicle scrambling incidents during the same period. According to Karachi Anti-Vehicle Lifting Cell (AVLC) calculations, around 18 cars were taken while 125 cars were stolen from various parts of the city for 28 days before being locked. However, data reveal that since the locking only the one car grabbing incident has been recorded with AVLC, while the number of stolen cars has fallen to 38 in the days after the lock.
A similar trend noted for motorcycle wrestling incidents reveals that while more than 173 motorcycle grabbing incidents and more than 2,399 motorcycle robbery incidents were reported throughout the city 28 days before locking up, the number significantly decreased to 63 and 1,577 respectively for 28 day after lockdown.
Furthermore, a reduction of around 50 percent has also been observed in the number of deaths in road accidents during the locking period. According to official statistics, while around 16 people were reported to have lost their lives in road accidents that occurred throughout the city during the 28 days before the lockdown, the number of deaths has decreased to nine during the same period since the lockdown.
According to Karachi’s AIG Ghulam Nabi Memon, reducing crime rates is associated with the spread of maximum security personnel and greater utilization of resources such as labor and transportation throughout the city. “This has significantly increased police response and criminals now find it more difficult to commit crimes,” Memon claims.
On the other hand, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Committee member Rabita Faisal Sabzwari believes that many factors have contributed to the reduction in the crime rate of the city. “On the one hand, it is an increase in police vigilance that has detained criminals in wood, but it is also a limited moment of people and a ban on inter-city transportation that has kept its citizens out of danger during locking. , “Commented the politician.
Speaking in the same vein, Pakistani People’s Party (PPP) MP Sharmila Farooqi also said that measures such as a ban on riding pillion and closing markets were some of the factors responsible for limiting the crime rate of the city, together with increasing legal efforts – making agents.
“However, Karachi has also seen a remarkable decline in crime and criminal activity in the days before the lockdown, due to the efforts of the provincial government,” he said.
According to Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) Haleem Adil Shaikh Provincial Assembly Member, although the steps of law enforcement agencies and limited movement of the people have contributed to reducing crime rates, there is also a third reason.
“It’s not only people who limit their moments but also criminals. They also have the same fear of the corona virus as others, which is why they prefer to stay in the forest and get out of trouble while the virus remains a real threat, “Shaikh told The Express Tribune.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2020.