Islamabad: 6,548 FIRs registered this year
ISLAMABAD: The capital police have so far registered 6,548 first information reports (FIRs) in 2011 as compared to 6,480 FIRs registered in 2010.
The police claimed that difference was not due to increase in criminal incidents but due to the cases registered in 16 police stations after recovery of weapons, narcotics and arrest of the criminals.
SSP Muhammad Yousuf Malik divided the city into 44 beats and three security rings were established to control crimes. Despite these extra security measures, 115 murder cases and 320 attempt to murder cases were registered while 18 cases of robberies and 217 cases were registered for forcible snatching of items during 2011. Similarly, a total of 197 cases of burglaries were registered during the year.
According to police spokesman, around 14,721 alleged criminals including 400 proclaimed offenders, 1,050 court absconders, 1,632 gangsters, 267 gamblers were arrested in 2011 while recovery of Rs57 million was also made from the nabbed persons.