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In 17 years, 16% decrease in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe crime rate has increased in their area; 42% opine it is the same.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1999 (17 years ago) respondents were asked, “Has the rate of theft and disorder increased, decreased or remained the same over the last year in your area / neighborhood?” In response to this question, 30% said theft rate and disorder had increased in their area, 34% said decreased, while 31% said it is the same. 5% 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, 14% said theft rate and disorder had increased in their area, 44% said decreased, while 42% said it is the same.

The findings are available since 1999 periodically and the graph below shows how the figures have fluctuated over the years.

According to public opinion, there has been a 16% decrease in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe rate of theft and disorder has increased in their area, a 10% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe rate of theft and disorder has decreased in their area and a 11% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe the rate of theft and disorder has is the same in their area.

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