Monday, March 15, 2010
Balochistan: The province of Balochistan has generally been a low crime rate province, but it too showed an increase in crime rate during the last two years. The total crime registered in 2006 and 2007 in the province was 7,696 and 8,343 respectively. Now these numbers have increased to 9,830 and 10,215 in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
The details show that the murder cases in Balochistan have increased from 703 to 1,211 in the last two years; however, the rape/Zina cases saw a decrease from 66 to 44. The case of kidnapping increased from 258 to 389, but the incidents of kidnapping from ransom jumped up from mere 6 in 2006-07 to 58 in 2008-09. The cases of car theft also enormously increased in the province, where a total of 1,216 vehicles were stolen in 2006-07, but in 2008-09 such reported cases rose to 2,261.
ISLAMABAD: Overall crime rate in the country is today higher than what it was two years…