Pulse Consultant, a research firm, has investigated the impact of street crime in Karachi. Kashif Hafeez, a corporate official, indicated that more than two-thirds of the city’s residents had been affected in some form.
In its most recent study, the group surveyed hundreds of Karachi residents about their experiences with the city’s escalating street violence.
According to Hafeez, the response indicated a dreadful and horrifying scenario, with 69 percent, or seven out of ten people, stating that a member of their circle of friends, family, or acquaintances had been a victim of street crime.
Aside from the two-thirds of persons who know victims of street crime in their network, around a fourth are victims of such incidents themselves.
According to a survey of persons aged 16 to 55, 23% of Karachi residents had directly suffered and lost property to street thieves.
According to data, there has been an increase in the theft of mobile phones, as well as motorbikes and four-wheelers.
Official numbers, however, may not adequately represent reality on the ground. It is well known that many persons who were victims of street crimes in the city over the same time period either opted not to call the police or chose to do so.
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