According to the World Crime Index (WCI) as per a survey conducted by Numbeo, Islamabad and Lahore are declared safer than Paris, New York, Berlin, and Chicago among other leading metropolises.
The country’s capital had a crime index of 32.88 in 2019 but this year in 2020 the Islamabad crime index is 28.63 and placed on 301 out of a total of 374 cities in the world in Numbeo’s survey for January 2020. It was placed at 174 in January 2019 and rose to 202 with an improvement of 28 places in mid-2019.
On the other hand capital of Punjab, Lahore was placed at 230th slot out of a total of 374 cities of the world for January 2020. It was placed at 174 in January 2019 and moved to 202 with an improvement of 28 places in mid-2019. Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan, also improved by 22 places on the list and moved from 66th position to 88th.
According to the analysis of the past five years the ratings from the two main Pakistani cities revealed that there was a gradual improvement with each passing year. In 2014, Lahore was placed on 74 and Karachi 6. In mid-2019, Lahore’s position improved to 202 and Karachi to 71.
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17 November, 2019