Over 5,000 crimes reported across Karachi in June: report

Over 2,500 motorcycles recorded as stolen; 196 recovered, says CPLC report

This representational image shows a silhouette of a man pointing with a gun. — Unsplash
This representational image shows a silhouette of a man pointing with a gun. — Unsplash
  • Over 2,500 motorcycles recorded as stolen; 196 recovered.
  • No reports of kidnapping for ransom or bank robbery.
  • Crime escalates despite 6,000 criminals being transferred to jail.

KARACHI: A report by Sindh's Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) has unveiled shocking statistics regarding the state of crime in the port city last month (June).

The report indicates that a staggering total of 5,288 crimes were reported in Karachi during the month of June.

Among the reported crimes, a whopping 2,792 motorcycles were recorded as stolen. Out of these stolen motorcycles, 564 were snatched from citizens at gunpoint, with a mere 196 motorcycles recovered by the police.

Additionally, 24 vehicles were snatched and 135 vehicles were stolen in different areas of the metropolis in the span of 30 days.

Only 80 vehicles could be recovered successfully.

Furthermore, in the case of mobile phone theft, 1,433 citizens fell victim to such crimes, with only 18 mobile phones recovered by authorities.

The CPLC report also revealed that six extortion cases were registered in Karachi in June alone and 40 people were killed due to violence in various areas of the city in the same month.

Fortunately, the report also revealed that there had been no reports of "kidnapping for ransom" or "bank robbery/dacoity".

The concerning statistics unveiled in the CPLC report for the month of June underscore the escalating state of street crime in Karachi, which is also the country's financial hub.

Despite as many as 6,000 criminals being transferred to Karachi Central Jail in the first five months of the ongoing year, the law and order situation in the metropolis continues to deteriorate with citizens being looted and killed by street criminals.

In May, President Asif Ali Zardari, while chairing a special meeting over the law and order situation in Sindh, directed Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to launch a large-scale operation against street criminals in Karachi.