Islamabad: Capital police claim decrease in crime rate this year
ISLAMABAD: The federal capital has witnessed a decline in the cases of robberies, burglaries, theft, vehicle lifting and snatching. A comparison of data of crime rate in the months from January to April this year revealed that robberies, auto–theft and burglary cases in the city declined during these months, as compared to the corresponding period of the last year, according to a police spokesman. A comprehensive security and vigilance plan was also chalked out on the directions of the Inspector General Bani Amin Khan and senior superintendent of police after consultation with all stakeholders.
Following this plan, IG Amin Khan also ordered police squads escorting the IG, DIGs and SSPs to patrol the city after dropping the officers to their respective offices or homes.
Several rings of security were also set up with the provision of more logistical support for policemen performing duties at police stations or Rescue 15 in the shape of various teams.
According to the spokesman, squads of falcon vehicles from `Rescue 15’ had also been directed for patrol and to keep in touch with the heads of police stations for ensuring security.
He said that targets had been set for each division of the city police and their performance was being reviewed from time to time regarding achievements of the goals. In all, 2,172 cases were registered in various police stations of the capital during this year and challans of 1,273 cases were submitted in courts after completing investigation.
Following these measures in the city, police also remained successful in controlling auto–theft incidents. Around 35 percent declined was witnessed in auto–theft incidents, while the police recovered 57 stolen and five snatched vehicles this year.
Similarly, the recovery of arms and narcotics was also high in these months due to successful vigilance and security plan. A total of 163 kilogrammes of hashish, nine kilogrammes of heroin, six kilogrammes of opium and more than 20,000 bottles of wine were also recovered during this year.
From January to April, a total of 53 gamblers, 263 court absconders and 135 proclaimed offenders were arrested, while 76 tempered vehicles were also recovered by the police.