Karachi stands 93rd in the latest global crime ranking

By Arhama Altaf - Web Editor

10th February, 2020

Karachi has been ranked at 93 in the latest global crime ranking published by Numbeo.com, improving its standing by five places since January 2020 and 22 places since mid-2019.

Karachi ranks 93rd in the latest global crime ranking published by Numbeo.com.

According to Numbeo the current ranking is based on data up to 36 months old.

The website defines the ‘Crime Index’ as “an estimation of 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,” it says.

In January 2020, Karachi’s crime level stood at 55.20 and thus the city ranked at 88.

Currently, the metropolis stands at a “moderate” crime level of 55.15 and ranked 93 among a total of 387 cities.

Rank of Karachi improves by 5 places on Global Crime Index

It signifies an improvement in the law and order situation.

“The Sindh province and all its large cities, particularly Karachi, have witnessed an overall improvement in law and order and crimes of various types have visibly reduced,” IG Sindh said.

The Sindh IGP attributed the improvement to better policing and stricter measures taken to combat crime.

He claimed that different kinds of crimes have reduced significantly in the province.

The crimes include murders, targeted killings, kidnapping for ransom, dacoities/robberies, extortion, etc.

Kaleem Imam said that the police strategy and action against drugs, gutka mafia, gambling, and other dens of social ills made result-oriented.

The index has ranked Lahore at 236 with a “low” crime index of 38.25.

Islamabad stood at 306 with a crime level of 29.44.

The Venezuelan capital of Caracas ranked the worst, with a “very high” crime level of 84.98.

While, Abu Dhabi the safest city in the world with a crime level of just 11.49.

Numbeo.com was launched in April 2009.

The research and available data is the world’s largest database of user-contributed data about cities and countries worldwide.

The website also claims that the information it provides not influenced by any governmental organization.

The data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.

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