More than 50,000 incidents of street crime have been reported in Karachi during the first eight months of 2021, ARY news reported.

According to the police, most of the street crime incidents involved motorcycle snatching, followed by mobile snatching and vehicle snatching incidents.

During the first eight months of 2021, muggers snatched 34,181 motorcycles, 14,578 mobile phones, and 1,268 four-wheeler vehicles in the city during the ongoing year.


The officials said that 54 people lost their lives while 458 people got injured due to street crimes in the city.

Earlier, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah was informed during a law and order meeting that street crimes have seen a 30 per cent decline in August.

Responding to the decline, the chief minister said he wanted complete abolition of street crimes in the city.