According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2011 (7 years ago) respondents in Pakistan were asked “Has the rate of theft and street crimes in your area increased, decreased, or remained the same since last year?” In response to this question, 36% said theft and street crimes have increased, 22% said they have decreased and 42% said they have remained the same.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2018 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2018, 16% said theft and street crimes have increased, 40% said they have decreased and 44% said they have remained the same in their area.
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.
The findings are available since 2009 periodically and the graph below shows how the public opinion has fluctuated over the years.