Crime Trends ~ Islamabad

Assalam o alaykum w.w!

For last few years or maybe decades, crime scene is on its top in Pakistan. Whether it be car lifting, breaking in the houses or shops or the most recent trend of robbing mobiles phones and other accessories by bikers.

Will Shoot YaKarachi and Lahore are notorious for all the mentioned crimes … as a matter of fact just 2-3 days back, in Lahore we had such an incident of breaking in the house … somehow they managed to take few minor things and major electronic items were in garage all packed up for next day … alhamdolillah they couldn’t manage it but leaving an empty house is not an easy thing … !

Islamabad just doesn’t like to stay behind too … but I guess, or you can say I or my links experienced certain trends of crime scene in the past in Islamabad

Few years back – dating back to 1994-96, when dish antennas were in great demand … and so were the LNBs … they were considered, I guess, HOT enough for stealing … we lost two … and in fact in our neighborhood … in one night 23 LNBs were stolen … profitable ;~)

Then in start of 2000 … an empty house … break in … gather whatever you can and run …

Then since 2003 – mobile stealing … robbing you of all cash and accessories (jewelry, wrist watches, stuff) is in … this can happen outside ATM boxes … can happen to you while enjoying a walk in your street … can happen to you in almost any place … it’s happening even now … so beware … one of my cousin and his friend suffered from such a biker raid outside ATM … his friend resisted and the mugger blessed him with a deep cut on his hand … similarly my sis and cousin had to loose their mobiles and ring on gun point by two bikers while walking just few yards away from home …!

Tracking such robbers is not and easy job … on bike you can go to any place within moments … though Islamabad police do patrolling on and off in Islamabad streets … but still I guess some strict measures should be taken … it’s a free country but it should not be free for robbers or thieves at least …!

What measures you suggest … Have you experienced any such incident??? >

5 Comments so far

  1. Talha (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 7:27 pm

    A decade is a “few years back” for you?

    I should now start calling you “Nani ami” from now onwards :D!!!

  2. 1967 (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 10:25 pm

    Statistics show that the single best predictor of whether or not you will be mugged is whether or not you have been mugged before. In other words, most victims — through no fault of their own except ignorance– invite attack. They send out signals that they are easy targets, and, believe me, there are many human predators out there who can read these signals quite well. They are looking for passive victims, easily intimidated souls who can be counted upon to create very little trouble.

    First, be alert. Be aware of your environment and who is in it. You don’t have to be paranoid and fearful, but you do need to be alert to the first signs of danger.

    Second respect your own intuition. If something is sounding your internal alarm, respect it and act on it. You are wiser than you think. You notice things subconsciously about other people. Do not dismiss these feelings.

    If confronted at knife or gunpoint, don’t panic

    DO NOT RESIST! Cooperate! Give the criminal whatever he asks for: wallet, keys, jewelry, credit cards or whatever. Your life is more valuable than replaceable possessions.

    Don’t make any sudden, unexpected moves. A nervous criminal may think you are reaching for a concealed weapon.

    If the suspect claims he has a gun, knife, razor or whatever in his pocket, never try to force his bluff.

    Never try to be a hero and apprehend the criminal yourself.

    Notify police as soon as possible.

  3. A for Apple (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 11:02 pm

    TM: lolz nahi really decade means 1996 or something arnd that … lagta hay jistarah kal ki baat thi … aur bhabhi hool gayay ;)

    1967: Hmm yah right :) but sometimes the inner detective-cum-FBI-agent tries to jump out and acts like a hero … :D

  4. suhail (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 10:02 pm

    this problem is getting worse day by day. guess we need to bring some sharia laws , even if only partially for such crimes. a few hands shall cut.. and we can walk free wherever and whenever we want.

  5. A for Apple (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 11:34 pm

    Suhail well Shariah laws would also be manipulated for own reasons … :and we wnt be the ones who’d be walking freely … at least in 10-20 years span … I’m not seeing any change of such kind …!

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