According to media reports, the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) on Wednesday issued a report on street crimes perpetrated in Karachi during the first nine months of 2021.
According to CPLC records, as many as 369 individuals died while fighting robbery bids and other events, while many more were injured.
Only 2,191 motorbikes were recovered during the first nine months of 2021, out of 38,637 snatched or stolen.
According to the CPLC data, 1,482 cars were stolen over the same time period, with 366 recovered.
During this time, individuals were denied access to 18,781 smartphones. 1,370 cellphones retrieved.
Not only were regular people robbed of their belongings in Karachi’s streets, but police officers and other officials were also targeted.
Earlier in June, the director of Usman Institute of Technology Syed Zahir Ali Shah was shot to death in a carjacking incident.
Sonia Shehzad, the university’s spokesperson, said that Shah was going back to his home from the university when the robbers tried to stop him near Aga Khan University Hospital.
A police official has confirmed that the armed bike riders shot Shah for resisting a car snatching attempt. Shah was shifted to a private hospital after receiving a bullet in his shoulder where he breathed his last.