Pak witnesses rise in abduction, rape crimes in last 5 years
Pakistan has witnessed a steep rise in abduction and rape crimes in the last five years even though level of terrorism has come down from its peak in 2010, according to an official report.
Islamabad: Pakistan has witnessed a steep rise in abduction and rape crimes in the last five years even though level of terrorism has come down from its peak in 2010, according to an official report.
More than 79,863 abduction cases, including 2,092 cases related to kidnapping for ransom, were registered from 2008 to September 2013, said the report submitted to Senate Standing Committee on Interior by the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC), a subsidiary institution of the Interior Ministry.
The NCMC report showed that since 2008 the police had registered some 10,703 cases of rape across the country, The Express Tribune daily said.
During the last five years more than 58,040 murder cases, more than 55,668 robbery cases, 110,068 car/motorcycle theft cases were registered with police stations across the country.
Statistically, Punjab left all the other provinces behind with the police registering 8,806 of the total 10,703 rape cases.
Some 22 rape cases were registered in Gigit-Baltistan, 86 in Balochistan, 295 in Islamabad, 722 cases each in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh.
Punjab also witnessed a sudden rise in abduction with the province accounting for 64,796 of the total 79,863 abduction cases reported.
The Sindh police registered over 11, 357 abduction cases while the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police registered 2, 221 such cases.
In Balochistan, the number of registered abduction cases stood at 1,065 cases, in federal capital at 338 and in the G-B at 86. Sindh was the frontrunner in cases of kidnapping for ransom.
In the southern province, the police registered 716 such cases.
The Punjab police registered 711 ransom cases.
The NCMC report said over 5,965 people were killed and 16,703 injured in 6,104 violent incidents during the last three and a half years.
In the first nine months of 2013, as many as 1,047 terrorist attacks were carried out, leaving 1,490 dead and 4,360 injured.
The year 2010 was bloodier and saw a lot more attacks.
Some 1, 956 people were killed and 5,347 injured in the 2,061 acts of terror recorded that year.
In 2011 there were fewer attacks and fewer casualties.