Karachi street crimes have claimed 100 lives in gun events during robberies and street crimes in 2022, and more than 400 people have been injured.
According to press reports, 24 persons have been slain in the District West of Karachi, 23 in the District Central, 19 in the District East, 16 in the District Korangi, nine in the District Keamari, five in the District Malir, and two in the Districts South and City.
Residents of Karachi are losing faith in the police, whom they believe can not stem the rise in street violence. In addition to murdering and wounding individuals, primarily young men, robbers have deprived thousands of residents of cash and other goods.
The number of street crimes surpassed 73,000 by October 31. In addition, in the first ten months of 2021, there has been an 11% increase in robberies and similar crimes compared to 2021.
The police continue to assert that everything is under control despite the deterioration of the city’s circumstances. The statistics compiled by the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) illustrate the police’s performance in preventing street crime from January to October this year.
From January to October of 2021, 65,901 occurrences of street crime were registered, but this year the figure topped 73,000.
The police of the Anti-Vehicle Lifting Cell is on the lookout for an upsurge in automobile and motorcycle thefts and robberies.
In October 2022, there were 5,042 motorbike thefts, 215 automobile thefts, and 2,232 mobile phone thefts from city residents, according to published figures.
Senior police officials have often said that the situation is generally improving. Still, no one in the city is secure from robberies while leaving their home in the morning, coming home at night, or sitting in public.
On November 11, the police chief of Karachi, Javed Alam Odho, briefed the media on the police reaction to rising crime rates. He stated that the city saw an alarming surge in street crime after flash floods ravaged Sindh and other regions of the country.
He stated that police had reinforced their efforts to combat the increase in criminal activity, adding that 736 police contacts had occurred this year in which 176 criminals were murdered and over 880 were injured.
The Sindh police introduced the “Talaash” app to combat escalating street crime in Karachi using modern equipment and enhanced policing. Ghulam Nabi Memon, the provincial police head, launched the application. In his remarks, he stated that the Sindh police were strengthening their power to prevent crime using technology so that criminal elements, whether terrorists or street criminals, could not evade police capture.