Crime rate in Rawalpindi drops to zero during lockdown

Rawalpindi city’s crime rate dropped to zero since the day the Punjab government enforced a province-wide lockdown on 24 March. The crime rate in Rawalpindi city had already decreased by 70% to 80% before the enactment of lockdown because most citizens limited their movement due to Coronavirus outbreak while the police took care of the rest through patrolling every nook and cranny of the city, according to the SP Saddar Division, Rai Mazhar Iqbal.

As a result, criminals have chosen not to take to the streets and risk their lives at a time when the city is heavily guarded.

Source: Pro Pakistani