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World Crime Index: Karachi now 70th, was 6th in 2014


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Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor lauded on Thursday the civil administration and security forces after Karachi dropped to 70th place in the World Crime Index. In 2014, the restive city was at 6th place in the Nembeo Crime Index.

“Karachi at one point in time (2014) was 6th in World Crime Index. Alhamdulillah, today it’s at 70th with many first world cities behind. Credit to team of Civil Administration & Security Forces esp Int, Police & Sindh Rangers. Also to the citizens of Karachi. More stability IA,” DG ISPR shared the news in a tweet.

The index is a comparative ranking of 334 cities worldwide wherein Karachi is getting better and better when compared with other mega cities of the world.

At one time, Karachi was number 6 according to the crime rating in the world, and today Karachi is at 67th place.

In December 2018, while commenting on Karachi situation, he had said that there had been 99% reduction in terror acts, 97% per in target-killings, 96% in extortion and 93% in kidnapping-for-ransom cases, adding that as compared to 2013, when 4,503 such crimes took place, only 41 of these crimes were reported during the year 2018.

“At one time, Karachi was number 6 according to the crime rating in the world, and today Karachi is at 67th place. There are several cities of developed countries which have a higher crime rate than Karachi,” he had earlier said.

About overall security situation in the country, the DG ISPR had said the situation had improved considerably saying that as compared to the year 2013 when 90 terror incidents took place, the country witnessed 14 terror acts in 2018.

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Once a hub of rising violence and crime, the security situation in the commercial hub of Pakistan has slowly improved in the past few years.

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