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Crime rate drops in Capital during 2015

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IGP TAHIR

ISLAMABAD:(APS) May 28, 2015: Crime rate in Islamabad has been considerably declined due to effective crime control measures, regular vigilance and monitoring  by the Islamabad police.

A comparative assessment of crime data during first five months of 2014 and 2015 revealed that the cases of murder, kidnapping for ransom, dacoity, theft, robberies, street crimes, car and motorcycle lifting, snatching have been considerably decreased in Islamabad.

Similarly the recovery rate of illicit weapons, narcotics and stolen goods has been increased as a result of effective crime control mechanism adopted by the Islamabad police.

During the year 2015, 42 murder cases have been registered in various police stations of Islamabad as compared to 69 murder cases in the corresponding period of 2104, thus witnessing 39 per cent reduction in these cases.

Moreover, four kidnapping for ransom cases have been registered during this year as compared to five cases in 2014; 15 dacoity cases in 2015 as compared to 28 during the last years; 146 incidents of snatching items forcibly  as compared to 271 such cases during the last year; 112 burglary cases in 2015 as compared to 176 such cases in corresponding period of 2014 and 115 cases of snatching items in 2015 as compared to 184 in 2014.

The data revealed that car theft and bike theft cases reduced up to 46% and 33 % respectively. A total of 198 cases of vehicle theft and 111 of bike theft were registered in 2015 as compared to 355 cases of vehicle theft and 165 cases of bike theft in corresponding period of 2014.

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Islamabad police remained successful against drug pushers and those possessing illegal weapons.he data shows that 344 cases of arms recovery were registered in 2015 as compared to 319 cases in 2014 while 330 cases of narcotics recovery were lodged as compared to 297 in first five months of 2014.

On the special directions of Minister for Interior, Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, IGP Islamabad, Tahir Alam Khan took special security and crime control measures and ensured the protection of life and property of citizens.

He focused on detection of crimes through involving the citizens in crime control, community policing and constitution of citizen vigilance committees at Thana level.

The commitment and devotion by the personnel of Islamabad police despite several constraints made them successful against the criminal elements during the period.  During the period, policemen were given targets by IGP Islamabad with focus on detection of crime and satisfy the general public by resolving their grievances.

The IGP said that citizens are, and should be proud of the fact that Islamabad Police have always performed diligently and would continue its efforts against crime with more dedication.

He said that Islamabad has been divided into various beats and performance of beat officers will be reviewed on regular basis. He also directed the police officials to follow judicial policy in true letter and spirit and submit challans of cases at earliest in court after completing transparent investigation on them.

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