Lahore: Arms trigger gun crime
LAHORE: The more the weapons market thrives, the more gun crimes are being reported in Punjab, suggesting how the criminals brazenly carry guns to strike at will while the police are helpless in checking them. Police sources revealed that at least 3,149 cases of murder and 3,890 of attempt murder have been reported in the province during the first six months of this year. Police sources say the criminals or attackers committed 90 per cent of the abovementioned crimes using guns or pistols.
Not enough, the gangsters committed no less than 9,742 robberies and 1,796 dacoities at gunpoint during the same period, indicating an alarming ratio of gun crimes.
At least 203,633 criminal cases have been reported until June this year, while last year the police had reported more than 419,365 cases of crimes in the province.