KARACHI: Kidnapping for ransom cases in Karachi have broken a ten-year-record, Express News reported on Friday.
According to the Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) chief Ahmed Chinoy 166 were kidnapped this year.
To put things in context, the reported number of kidnappings in 2003 was 33.
According to the CPLC website, the total number of kidnapping for ransom cases over the last 10 years is 898.
Since 1990, the first time kidnapping cases exceeded the 100 mark was in 2010.
The month-wise breakdown of the reported cases in 2010 is: 14 in January, February, 4, March, 7, April, 9, May, 7, June, 14, July, 10, August, 16, September, 10 and October 12.