LAHORE: Punjab’s capital city Lahore surpassed Karachi and Islamabad in curbing crime and moves 36 steps down from the 138th position with crime index 46.9 in 2018 to 174th (42.06) this year.
The World Crime Index released the updated crime status for 2019. The index lists 319 mega cities of the world, including three of Pakistan – Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
Karachi and Islamabad dropped 11 and six steps, respectively, in the index of the cities reporting bad crime rate.
As per the Crime Index 2019, Islamabad ranks 232 with crime index of 32.88 and Karachi 61 with 58.43 crime index.
In 2018, Karachi ranked 50 with crime index 62.20 and Islamabad 226 (38.05) that showed both the cities improved their positions in controlling crime.
On the index, Abu Dhabi was the safest city in the world with 319th position [10.97 crime index].
While, the worst city were Caracas, Venezuela, by holding 1st position with a crime index of 83.10.
The World Crime Index 2019 shows China’s Beijing and India’s Kolkata among the worst in crime control by attaining 94th position with crime index 52.79 and 105th slot (50.69).