Violence round-up: Province witnesses decline in crime

Published: April 15, 2015
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PESHAWAR: The first quarter of 2015 has seen a significant decrease in crime in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa as compared with the same period the previous year, stated a handout issued by the provincial police.

It noted a decrease in cases of murder and kidnapping for ransom in the first three months of the year. “At least 518 murder cases have been reported this year as compared with 675 murders reported between January and March 2014,” added the handout which was issued earlier this week.

Similarly, only 16 people were reported kidnapped for ransom in K-P in the first quarter of this year as compared with 34 people who were held for ransom during the same period in 2014. According to the handout, 194 people were abducted in the province in the first three months of the previous year. However, this year, only 175 people have been reportedly taken from K-P.

Theft and extortion

There has been a decline in the number of armed robberies in the province. Only 15 cases were reported during the first quarter of 2015 as compared with 21 cases reported during the same period last year, the handout read.

It went on to state that 104 vehicles were stolen in the province in the first three months of 2015; at least 131 vehicles were stolen during the same period in 2014.

Meanwhile, only 29 cases of theft and two of extortion have been reported between January and March as compared with 314 and 60 cases, respectively, in 2014.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 16th, 2015.

 

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  • farooq
    Apr 16, 2015 - 11:13AM

    No comments here. No one here to appreciate pti. All rush to just criticise pti.

    All the best PTI, khattak, ig kpk and IK.Recommend

  • roarwali
    Apr 16, 2015 - 11:52AM

    The police reforms is showing signs of improvement. Well done police department and KPK government. Recommend

  • Newak
    Apr 17, 2015 - 11:13AM

    “Meanwhile, only 29 cases of theft and two of extortion have been reported between January and March as compared with 314 and 60 cases, respectively, in 2014.”

    Wow. Now that’s an improvement.Recommend

  • Apr 17, 2015 - 12:07PM

    Great work by PTI, people seems to be reluctant when they hear good news about PTI and lash on to everything against themRecommend

  • Salman
    Apr 18, 2015 - 1:31PM

    I wish it was PTI’s government in Sindh!Recommend

  • Abdul Salam
    Apr 25, 2015 - 4:12AM

    @Salman:

    Brother, how can it be if the people don’t want it? NA 246 is a big example. If people loves their Slavery Chains, then what IK or PTI can do?Recommend

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