Appalling increase in Pak crime rate revealed by HRCP data

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Karachi, July 9 (ANI): Data released by the Sindh chapter of the Human Right Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has revealed shocking details about the increasing crime graph in the country.

The data, which has been compiled on the basis of newspaper details, stated that incidents such as ethnic riots and honour killings have shot-up alarmingly by 21.34 percent in the first six months of 2009, as compared to the same period last year.

The statistics also revealed that crimes against women and children has also witnessed a steep rise, with an 83 and 162 percent increase respectively in the numbers of women and children being killed in various incidents.

According to the data, 119 women and 84 children were reportedly killed in different incidents during the above mentioned period.

The number of women who died after receiving serious burn injuries has increased to 23, while last year it was only four.

Political leaders also feature in the list of most affected people, with over 100 political activists killed in the said period, as compared to 74 in 2008, The Daily Times reports.

The report added that 25 policemen have been killed in the first half of the year so far. (ANI)

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