Islamabad: Police claim 53.8% reduction in robbery cases in capital
ISLAMABAD: The overall crime rate in Islamabad during the year 2011 decreased significantly and recovery rate of narcotics, weapons and looted items also increased owing to efficient policing, the police spokesman claimed.
A total of 6,548 cases were registered during the ongoing year, as compared to the total cases of 6,480 in the corresponding period of 2010. This difference is not due to increase in criminal incidents, but owing to cases registered in 16 police stations after recovery of weapons, narcotics and also of miscellaneous cases.
The comparison of crime data during the year 2011 and 2010 reveals that 53.8 per cent reduction was witnessed in dacoity incidents in 2011, 80 per cent decrease in kidnapping incident, 48 per cent in motorbike theft incidents, 1.2 per cent in car theft incidents, 27.27 per cent reduction in incidents of forcibly snatching items, 16.8 per cent decrease in burglary incidents and three per cent reduction in incidents of snatching valuables during 2011. 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 Rs257 million was also made from these nabbed persons.
To ensure effective patrolling and safety to people, 61 police posts and 55 halting points were established while police stations were provided 15 Falcon vehicles, 56 Eagles, six commando vehicles, five elite vehicles, 14 Bravo vehicles, five APC and 40 other vehicles. During the current year, police were given target by their chief IGP (Islamabad) Bani-Amin Khan to focus on detection of crime and satisfy the public by resolving their grievances. The police won hearts of the people as the brave custodians of law and order prevented many disasters by timely nabbing would-be suicide bombers and terrorists.
Successful action was taken against 58 terrorists and 34 hand-grenades, 10 suicide jackets, five rocket launchers, 88 Klashnikoves, 80 carbines and guns, 766 pistols, 38,688 rounds, 15 missiles, one SMG, 11 pistol, 21 rocket fuses, 14 jacket fuses and 180 intoxicating injections, 183 detonators, 365 prima cards, 3,000 pieces of delay riley, 935 kilogram explosives were also recovered from them.
A total of 703 cases of narcotics recovery were registered in various police stations of Islamabad during 2010 while recovery rate increased in the corresponding period of the this year and a total of 935 cases were registered in 2011. Similarly, the cases of weapons recovery also increased from 712 to 855.
Around 769-kilogram hashish, 61-kilogram heroin, 49-kilogram opium and 29,204 bottles of wine were also recovered from them. Police also recovered 294 tempered vehicles and 40 motorbikes this year.
IGP (Islamabad) Bani-Amin Khan and SSP (Islamabad) Muhammad Yousuf Malik devised comprehensive security and patrolling plan during the year 2011, divided the city into 44 beats and three security rings were also established to effectively control crime. The performance of each beat officers is being reviewed continuously and officers vehicles perform patrolling duties after office timings.
Meanwhile, 18 cases of dacoities were registered in this period of 2011 as compared to 39 cases in 2010 while 217 cases were registered for forcible snatching of items during 2011 and 298 cases in the same period of 2010.