Noticing an upward trend, 408,064 crime incidents were reported during the first 10 months of 2019

Overall, 408,064 crime incidents during the first 10 months have been reported by the Punjab police.

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  • An unprecedented increase in crime incidents has been witnessed in Punjab during the last ten months
  • The ratio of crimes has increased as compared to the same span in the last year.
  • Although the government replaced a couple of police chiefs, still the rate of crime has shown an upward trend.

An unprecedented increase in crime incidents has been seen in Punjab during the last ten months. The ratio of crimes has increased as compared to the same time last year.

According to the data released by the police incidents of rape, abduction, dacoity, robbery, cattle theft, and motor vehicle theft have augmented to an alarming level throughout the province.

Although the government replaced a couple of police chiefs, still the rate of violent crime has shown an upward trend.

Overall, 408,064 crime incidents during the first 10 months have been reported by the Punjab police. However, 333,376 cases were reported during the same period last year.

All reported crime incidents are divided into two main categories- a crime against a person and crime against property.

Crime Against Person
Crime Against Property
Murder
Dacoity
Attempted Murder
Robbery or Armed Robbery
Hurt
burglary
Kidnapping
theft
Kidnapping for Ransom
motor vehicle theft
Rape
motor vehicle snatching
Gang Rape
cattle theft cases

 

In the table below, there is a comparison between number of crimes in 2018 and 2019.

Crime Type
Number of Cases in 2019
Number of Cases in 2018
Dacoities
712
640
Armed Robberies
14205
11448
Bulgary
10215
9459
Theft Cases
1242
1180
Cattle Theft Cases
5813
4598
Motor Vehicle Theft Cases
18850
15608
Motor Vehicle Snatching Cases
3313
2954
Murder
345
3526
Attempted Murder
4604
4282
Hurt Cases
12916
13120
Abduction Cases
12828
12759
Kidnaping
59
50
Rape Cases
3387
2846
Gang Rape Cases
168
172

 


Also See:

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