ISLAMABAD, JAN 2: District Faisalabad reported the most crimes in October 2011, constituting 11% of the 32,021 FIRs filed for the 27 observed crimes in 73 districts nationwide.
The highest number of FIRs in the district were lodged for murder, attempted murder, hurt, robbery and dacoity, criminal trespass, criminal breach of trust, counterfeiting currency notes and bank notes, theft, motor vehicle lifting, forced marriages and other crimes. Gujranwala (7%) and Multan (4%) were the second and third most crime reporting districts respectively.
FAFEN monitors visited 73 offices of the District Police Officers (DPOs) – 25 in Punjab, 20 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17 in Sindh and 11 in Balochistan – to gather information on FIRs registered for 27 offences falling under the
Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) in October 2011.
The report said among different categories, crimes pertaining to property were the most frequently reported (17%), followed by those ensuing physical harm (11%), threat and fraud (7%) and crimes against women (4%).
The most crimes among the monitored categories were registered in Punjab, followed by KP, Sindh and Balochistan. Better outreach and the absence of parallel judicial systems in the regions are the probable reasons for this pattern of crime reportage.
Of the registered crimes, FIRs for theft were the most frequent with 2,014 recorded in 61 districts, followed by hurt with 1,702 in 64 districts and 1,294 lodged for counterfeiting of currency-notes and bank-notes in 36 districts.
As many as 726 FIRs for murder were reported in 68 of the 73 districts monitored, 794 for attempted murder in 67 districts and 1,702 hurt FIRs in 64 districts.
Crimes against women constituted 2% of the total FIRS. Of the 781 FIRs lodged for crimes against women, 33% were registered for forced marriages with the highest numbers being recorded in district Faisalabad (42), followed by Gujranwala (40) and Sahiwal (37). Twenty-seven percent of the total FIRs for crimes against women were those of rape, 24% for assault or criminal force intended to outrage the modesty of a woman, 12% for offences related to marriage and 4% for honour killings.
Cases of honour killings were registered in the four provinces. In Sindh, 15 FIRs were registered, of which six were in Shikarpur, three in Kamber Shahdadkot, two in Ghotki and one each in Khairpur, Larkana, Naushahro Feroze and Sukkur.
Of the 10 FIRs lodged in Punjab, two each were in Sahiwal, Lodhran, Sargodha and Faisalabad while one each was registered in Hafizabad and Rahimyar Khan.
One case each was filed in Peshawar and Swabi districts of KP and in Nasirabad and Jaffarabad districts of Balochistan.
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