IN THIS POST
–More About Numbeo’s World Crime Index Rankings
–Comparing Karachi’s Global Crime Index Ranking With Other International Cities
–History of Karachi’s World Crime Index Ranking
–Factors That Have Caused Karachi’s Global Crime Index Ranking To Improve
Update (May 3, 2021): With the constant efforts of law enforcement agencies to curb crime in the city, the ranking of Karachi on the World Crime Index has improved again. The city is now at 115th position, which is better than many other international cities. More details about Karachi’s world crime index ranking have been discussed further in the blog.
Considered the economic heart of the country, Karachi is the most populous city in Pakistan. The country’s progress greatly relies on the well-being of this city. However, thanks, in part, to the efforts of authorities and law enforcement agencies, the occurrence of criminal incidents in the city has noticeably dropped in recent years, as a result of which, Karachi’s World Crime Index ranking has significantly improved.
Now counted among the safest metropolises in Pakistan, Karachi has beaten many cities in developed countries, as its safety index now stands at 46.31 and crime index at 53.69, improving by 24 places, overall, on the World Crime Index since mid-2019. As of now, the city ranks at 95 on the list.
More About Numbeo’s World Crime Index Rankings
According to Numbeo, a website that conducts online surveys to compile data by the local surveyors, “(the) Crime Index (is) an estimation of the overall level of crime in a given city or a country.”
“We consider crime levels lower than 20 as very low, crime levels between 20 and 40 as being low, crime levels between 40 and 60 as being moderate, crime levels between 60 and 80 as being high and finally crime levels higher than 80 as being very high,” the website states.
Quick Fact: With the lowest safety index of 15.32, Caracas, Venezuela, has ranked as the most unsafe city in the world on the index. On the other hand, with the lowest crime index of 11.49, the city of Abu Dhabi in the UAE has maintained its position as the safest metropolis in the world for the past few months.
Comparing Karachi’s Global Crime Index Ranking With Other International Cities
While the crime rate in Karachi has consistently dropped in recent years, its position has surpassed the Crime Index ratings of many other popular cities around the world. Let’s take a quick look at the ranking of other major metropolises.
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History of Karachi’s World Crime Index Ranking
Here’s a brief overview of Karachi’s World Crime Index ranking over the past couple of years:
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Note: The above-given table is a strong indicator of how the crime rate in Karachi has declined over the past few years, causing the city’s crime index rating to significantly improve. Now let’s get to know more about the factors that have caused betterment in the security situation of Karachi in recent years.
Factors That Have Caused Karachi’s Global Crime Index Ranking To Improve
For the past few years, the law and order situation in the city has been looked after by both the local police and Sindh Rangers. A gradual decrease in the ratio of crime in the city has been observed, thanks, in part, to the presence of the helplines of Sindh Police: 15, and Sindh Rangers: 1101, where crime can be immediately reported for prompt actions.
Moreover, the security of Karachi is also being monitored by a network of CCTV cameras, installed almost a decade ago. Footage captured with the help of these CCTV cameras across the city significantly helps law enforcement agencies to identify the outlaws in the city, which are then brought to justice for the crimes they have committed.
According to a recent update, the local police have identified two kidnapping suspects with the help of CCTV footage and recovered a kidnapped victim from Jahangir Park near the city’s very famous Kala Pull. However, to increase the effectiveness of the surveillance system, the plan of the authorities is to replace the current CCTV cameras with around 10,000 new hi-tech surveillance cameras for better identification of the suspects, which is expected to further improve the security situation in Karachi.
Improving Crime Index & the Real Estate Market of the City
Since Karachi is the biggest hub of business activities in Pakistan, it already enjoys higher real estate value in comparison to other major cities of Pakistan. The worth of the city’s property market is expected to go further up in the light of the above-given indicators. The improving graph of public safety in the city is expected to speed up real estate investment activities in the city, increasing the market’s liquidity. You can also take a look at Karachi’s property market report for 2019 to get an idea of how the city’s real estate has performed last year.
This brings us to the end of our detailed overview of the recent improvement in Karachi’s World Crime Index ranking. Make sure to keep checking back, as we’ll be updating this blog with the latest developments.
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Meanwhile, you might also be interested in knowing that according to Numbeo’s World Crime Index ranking, Lahore has beaten London, Paris and New York City, and Islamabad ranks safer than Amsterdam, Sydney, and Berlin. On a side note, recently, Karachi has also been ranked as the world’s sixth least expensive city by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a UK-based research and analysis firm.
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