The Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) has released its monthly report detailing crime statistics in Karachi between April 1 to 30 of this year.
It is true that in Karachi today virtually every second or third person has a harrowing story to tell about a direct encounter with criminals, or their friends, relatives or acquaintances running out of luck. The numbers speak for themselves.
According to the report, 2,576 mobile phones were stolen in Karachi last month while 108 among them were recovered. Moreover, a total number of 2149 motorcycles were stolen and snatched while 448 were recovered. Likewise, 101 cars stolen or snatched during April whereas 46 cars were reported to have been recovered. Sadly, 34 people have been killed while resisting against street crime.
Not confined to this, the city has also witnessed 34 cases of kidnapping, one of kidnapping for ransom and 11 extortion cases have been reported.
Despite the Karachi operation from 2014 to 2017, the number of crime incidents increased to an alarming level. The total number of crime increased from 239,405 to 175,286 according to crime statistics compiled by the CPLC.