Crime rate up in Abbottabad
ABBOTTABAD: The Year 2010 witnessed slight increase in crime rate as compared to the previous year, according to police record.
Total 6,976 cases of different nature were registered in police stations across Abbottabad as compared to previous year’s total of 6,515.
Ratio of crimes like attempt to murder, rape, abduction, dacoity, robbery, burglary, theft and car snatching increased during the outgoing year.
During 2009, 59 people were murdered while in year 2010 the figures dropped to 53 while the cases of attempted murder enhanced to 112 from 80.
Incidents of robberies were 24 as compared to 11 in 2009. Similarly, 77 cases of burglary were reported in 2009. 35 cases of car theft, 80 cases of theft and seven vehicle and one motorcycle snatching incidents were registered in 2010.