Lahore Police Achieves Over 50 Percent Crime Rate Reduction: CCPO Kamyana

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LAHORE: Capital City Police Officer Lahore Bilal Siddique Kamyana announced today that the Lahore Police has become a model force due to its exemplary performance. 

Addressing a press conference at Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh, the CCPO expressed satisfaction with the recent statistics, highlighting a significant decrease in the crime rate in Lahore for May 2024 based on 15 call data. He reported a 56% reduction in property crimes, a 64% decrease in burglary incidents, a 56% drop in robbery incidents, and a 51% decline in vehicle thefts. Vehicle snatching incidents decreased by 57%, while overall robbery and snatching incidents fell by 58%.

Kamyana emphasised that ongoing crackdowns against habitual and professional criminals involved in robbery, theft, and street crimes are proving effective. He stated that Lahore Police adheres to a zero-tolerance policy against drugs, illegal weapons, and street crime, with continuous raids and operations targeting dangerous groups involved in organised crime.

“The peace and security of Lahore are due to the hard work and sacrifices of the police,” Kamyana said. He highlighted the excellent performance of the Lahore Police in maintaining public order.

From 2018 to 2024, investigations of over 474,000 under-investigation cases were completed, and 662,000 pending road cases were resolved. In 2024, Lahore Police recovered more than 1.548 billion rupees. Additionally, in 2024, Lahore Police arrested 2,590 A-category Proclaimed Offenders, 10,264 B-category POs, 16,678 court absconders, and 5,679 target offenders. Overall, 8,004 A-category POs, 30,366 B-category POs, 65,815 court absconders, and 24,866 target offenders were apprehended, he said.

Kamyana stated that over 4,000 cases were registered against anti-social elements, and overall, more than 15,000 cases were registered. In the crackdown against drug dealers, over 4,000 suspects were arrested in 2024, with more than 15,000 suspects arrested overall. The suspects were found in possession of 1,024 kilograms of hashish, 315 kilograms of heroin, 144 kilograms of ice, and 410 kilograms of opium, he remarked.

Similarly, actions against those possessing illegal weapons led to over 10,000 cases being registered in 2023, and over 4,000 cases in 2024 so far, with more than 14,000 cases registered overall. Over 10,000 suspects were arrested for illegal weapons in 2023, over 4,000 in 2024 so far, and more than 14,000 suspects overall. In 2023-2024, 264 Kalashnikovs, 1,024 rifles, 655 guns, and 13,175 pistols were recovered from the suspects, he noted.

The CCPO informed that in 2023 and 2024, over 35 million rupees were distributed to police employees under the district welfare fund. Scholarship cheques amounting to over 91.198 million rupees were given to the children of police employees in 2023 and 2024. Approximately 4,600 employees of Lahore Police were promoted to higher ranks in 2023-24, he concluded.

Senior police officers, including DIG (Investigations) Zeeshan Asghar, DIG (Operations) Imran Kishwar, DIG (Operations) Faisal Kamran, SSP (Admin) Atif Nazir, and SP (Headquarters) Ahmed Zunair Cheema, were also present.

 

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