Karachi Street Crimes: After 350 people were slain in street crimes in the first eight months of the year, the citizens of Karachi are still at the mercy of criminals, according to a report from the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC)
According to a study by Karachi’s Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), between January 2022 and August 2022, there was an upsurge in street crime in Karachi.
In the city over the last eight months of this year, street violence has resulted in the deaths of 350 individuals and the injury of about 270 more. Nearly 58 people lost their lives as a result of resistance to their attempted muggings in various locations of the city.
Eight local residents have reportedly died in the last five days as a result of fighting robberies. During 32,000 motorcycles were taken or stolen within the aforementioned time frame, and 1,300 vehicles were also taken or stolen over the course of the previous eight months.
Additionally, the CPLC data reveals that between January 2022 and August 2022, over 17,000 mobile phones were stolen in the city. Three instances of extortion were recorded during the time period, while a total of seven kidnappings for ransom were documented.
Three station house officers (SHOs) of the Sindh police in Karachi were fired the day before for allegedly failing to reduce street crime.
Details indicate that three SHOs from the Korangi Districts were suspended on the Deputy Inspector-(DIG) General’s East directives.
The action was taken in response to deaths of people who attempted to thwart robberies inside the perimeter of three police stations in the Korangi District.