111101 hardened criminals and Proclaimed offenders arrested from January to November 2013 by Punjab police

Lahore, December 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): A strategy, from crime to criminal and criminal to crime of Inspector General of Police Punjab, Khan Baig is successfully underway and from January to November 2013, 111101 hardened criminals and P.Os were arrested whereas the arrested P.Os in 2012 were 97240. Similarly, during the year among 18796 snatched / stolen motorcycles, 5797 were recovered and handed over to the owners besides 666 stolen cars.

Specially there was prominent decrease in kidnapping for ransom cases. In 2012, the reported cases were 143 and in 2013 they were 121.A comprehensive report based on comparative analysis of crime incidents reported in the province in 2012 and 2013 respectively was presented to Inspector General of Police Punjab by DIG Operations Punjab, Farooq Mazhar at his office today.

According to the report, a total of 360260 cases of crimes of different nature have been reported in the province during the first eleven months of 2013 against 366266 cases of crimes registered with the police in 2012.

The statistics show a considerable decrease in the incidents of crimes if compared with the previous year as the police reported 6006 crimes cases less than the previous year. The police submitted challans of 265603 cases in 2013, whereas, in 2012 police submitted challans of 268650 cases.

Similarly, the police reported a total of 52976 cases of crimes against person during the current year against the 56556 cases of crimes against person in 2012, which indicates a decrease of 3580 cases of crimes against person. The police submitted in the courts the challans of 35144 cases in 2013, whereas, in 2012 police submitted challans of 37036 case.

The Punjab police reported a total of 95148 cases of crimes against property in 2012 and this year the crime rate fell to a considerable extent which is evident from the fact that the police registered 90526 cases of crimes against property during the first eleven months of 2013, suggesting a decrease of 4622 cases if compared with the previous year. The police submitted in the courts the challans of 45163 cases in 2012, whereas, in 2013 police submitted challans of 39727 cases in the court.

The rate of murder cases also dropped in 2013 as the police registered 5671 cases of murder in the current year against 5856 cases of murder reported in 2012. The statistics show a decrease of 185 cases of murder comparatively. The police submitted in the courts the challans of 3972 cases in 2013, whereas, in 2012 police submitted challans of 4156 cases.

The police reported 143 cases of kidnapping for ransom in 2012 which reduced to 121 in 2013 (-22) and the police submitted in the courts the challans of 87 cases in 2013 whereas, in 2012 police submitted challans of 90 cases of kidnapping for ransom. A total of 2456 cases of rape had been reported in 2012 during the first eleven months and this year such incidents decreased to 2428.

The police reported 174 cases of gang rape during the first eleven months of this year against the total 201 cases of gang-rape reported in 2012.

In 2013 the police have reported 2475 cases of dacoity against 2819 cases registered in the province during the same period of 2012. The police submitted in the courts of the challans of 1362 cases in 2013, whereas, police submitted challans of 1641 cases in 2012.

The cases of robbery also decreased as the police reported 16596 cases of robberies in 2013 against 16608 cases reported in 2012. Similarly, the cases of cattle-theft also decreased to 6442 in 2013 against 7492 cases reported during the corresponding period in 2012 which show a decrease of 1050 cases.

The report also highlights that the police recovered looted cash and valuables worth Rs.332.02 million in 2013 after registering 2475 cases of dacoity in which the victims were deprived of cash and valuables worth Rs.3496.58 million. Likewise, the police recovered looted cash and valuables worth Rs.593.55 million during this year after registering 16596 cases of robberies. The police also recovered looted cash and valuables worth Rs.1021.93 million during this year after registering 12680 cases of burglary.

The police also reported 18872 cases of motor vehicle theft and recovered the stolen and snatched cars and motorcycles worth Rs.429.60 million.

The report further underlines the police during its special campaign against electricity-theft registered a total of 11995 cases and arrested 14259 accused persons including 118 officials of the electric supply companies. The challans of at least 10418 accused persons were submitted in the courts while 1423 cases are under investigation.

During the last five months, the police also registered a total of 902 cases of gas-theft and arrested 934 accused persons including 29 officials of the Sui-gas department.

According to the report, Police arrested 17042 heinous P.Os which were most wanted in cases of murder, dacoity, robbery, kidnapping for ransom and gang rape.

During its crackdown against narcotics, the police seized 1281.608-kg heroin, 391.807-kg opium, and 15714.851-kg chars during the first eleven months of this year. The police also recovered 536503 bottles of liquor, and 166573-litre Lahan and 4668 tablets of morphine.

For more information, contact:
Punjab Police
5th Floor, Police Headquarters (PHQ),
Punjab, Lahore
Tel: +9242 99213019
Fax: +9242 99213013
Email: adc@punjabpolice.gov.pk

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