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(1986-2016) 14% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who would report fraud or violence to the police; the proportion of Pakistanis who would remain silent has significantly decreased over the years.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1986 (30 years ago) respondents were asked, “God forbid, if someone does something wrong to you (e.g. fraud or violence), how would you respond to it?” In response to this question, 43% said they would report to the police, 20% said they would take revenge on their own, 31% said they would remain silent while 4% said others. 2% did not know or did not wish to respond.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2016 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2016, 57% said they would report to the police, 24% said they would take revenge on their own, 18% said they would remain silent while 1% said others.

The findings are available since 1986 periodically and the graph below shows how the figures have fluctuated over the years.

According to public opinion, there has been a 14% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who would report fraud or violence to police, a 4% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who would take revenge on their own, and a 13% decrease in the proportion of Pakistanis who would remain silent.

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