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Crime in Pakistan: 75% Pakistanis continue to believe that there is a possibility (very much or somewhat) of facing crime by an individual who has to walk for a mile or two in the neighborhood, a 12% increase over the last 25 years.

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According to a Gallup Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1991 (25 years ago) respondents were asked, “If an individual has to walk for 1 or 2 miles at night in your neighborhood, what are the chances that he faces any crime?” To this, 26% said very much, 37% said somewhat, while 23% said not at all. 14% 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, 25% said very much, 50% said somewhat, while 25% said not at all.

According to public opinion, there has been a 1% decrease in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe there is a high probability of facing crime by an individual who walks for 1 to 2 miles at night in the neighborhood, a 13% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe there is some probability of facing crime by an individual who walks for 1 to 2 miles at night in the neighborhood and a 2% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe there is no probability of facing crime by an individual who walks for 1 to 2 miles at night in the neighborhood.

This press release has been made as part of the Gallup Pakistan History Project which aims to release historical empirical polling data to wider audiences. The objective is to sustain and encourage empirical decision making in Pakistan.

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