Islamabad improves 69 points, ranked safer than Paris on World Crime Index

According to Islamabad police officials, there has been a decrease in snatching and dacoity incidents in 2019.

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Pakistan’s federal capital Islamabad has been ranked 301 on the Crime Index by City-2020. It secured 28.63 points on the Crime Index and 71.37 points on the Safety Index.

Last year, Pakistan was listed as 232nd on the index. Islamabad was ranked above Washington DC and Boston in the USA, Lyon, and Paris in France, Moscow in Russia, and Frankfurt in Germany in crime rate in cities.

Caracas, Venezuela topped the Crime Index with 84.90 points and 15.10 on the Safety Index. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea was ranked second. However, Abu Dhabi, UAE remained the most secure city out of the 374. Doha, Qatar was ranked as the second safest city.

According to Islamabad police officials, there has been a decrease in snatching and dacoity incidents in 2019. The crime rate has decreased by 20% as compared to 2018.

Inspector-General of Police Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan said that the hard work of DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed has produced this result. He ensured a decrease in incidents of dacoity and snatching valuables from people.

During 2019, 28 dacoity incidents were reported to the police. Last year, this digit stood at 40. Around 57 accused criminals were held during 2019 as they were involved in these incidents. Looted items worth Rs. 27.2 million were recovered.

Similarly, in 2019 there were 438 reported cases of stolen valuables and 504 in 2018. 309 accused were held and items worth Rs.35.57 million were recovered from them. The law enforcement agency caught 111 gangs involved in similar cases and arrested 317 suspects involved in these gangs.

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