LAHORE: A significant surge in ‘violent crimes’ on the streets of the provincial capital have been witnessed and in the past one-and-a-half months over 44 people have been killed, reported Geo News.
According to the figures available with Geo News from the first of October till the 22nd of November, in 50 days 44 murders have been reported. And 423 cases of street crimes have been reported with the police. Over 650 motorcycles have been either snatched or stolen in the same period.
It is worth noting that Lahore, with a population of over 15 million, has a police force of a mere 24,000, which is not sufficient at all. Karachi, which has always been in the news due to its street crime, has seen a decline in the murder incidents as compared to Lahore. In one month, 23 people were murdered in Karachi while 23 bank dacoities were reported. 99 cars were stolen and over 1,000 mobile phones were snatched or stolen.
Meanwhile, in the same period in Rawalpindi, 18 people were murdered, 29 dacoity incidents were reported and 20 street crimes were bought to the notice of the police. Some 33 cars were also snatched or stolen in the same period.