Syeda Summiya Zahid
Street crime is a loose term for criminal offences taking place in public places. Nowadays street crimes are commonplace in Pakistan. Usually this occurs in busy business areas and highways. It includes pickpocketing, mobile snatching, wallet/purse snatching, auto snatching on gunpoint and target killing. These all are street crimes. Street crimes affect our neighbourhood and our society. These crimes are contributing to the destruction of our society, our cities and our streets.
Nowadays every individual has its own story with regard to street crimes. But police takes no action against these thieves and it has become a fast growing menace for the citizens. No one’s life and property is safe. The major causes are unemployment, illiteracy, poverty but there are some other factors like lawlessness, fundamentalism, backwardness, waywardness and double standards prevailing in the society. Government should take serious steps to control these street crimes. For example sincere steps must be taken to solve the issue of unemployment, provide education to poor people and police authorities need to be more alert in safeguarding citizens’ life and liberty to make Pakistan a peaceful country.