Lahore safer than Paris, New York, Berlin and Chicago on the World Crime Index (WCI)
According to a survey conducted by Numbeo, Lahore, With an improvement of 56 ranking places, is even safer than Paris, New York, Berlin and Chicago on the World Crime Index (WCI).
Numbeo is a crowd-sourced global database of reported consumer prices, perceived crime rates, and quality of healthcare, among other statistics.
In the Numbeo survey, Lahore was ranked 230th out of a total 374 cities of the world. In Jan 2019, Lahore was placed at 174th position and it moved to 202 with an improvement of 28 places in mid-2019. As Lahore’s ranking has increased, it means a decrease in crime rate.
The ranking of Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan has improved by 22 places on the list. It moved from 66th to 88th position.
The analysis of past last 5 years of Pakistan major cities by Numbeo reveille that there has been improvement in rating with passing year. Lahore was ranked 74th while Karachi was ranked 6th in 2014. In mid-2019 Lahore’s position improved to 202 while Karachi’s position improved to 71
The survey further revealed that Karachi has improved its ranking almost 11 times more since 2014, while Lahore’s improvement tripled.
Also, it showed that the World Crime Index rating by Numbeo has been in the ascending order continuously. The index revealed that in 2014, Lahore was on 74th position while Karachi was on 6th. Then in 2015 the position of Lahore improved to 89th while Karachi to 10th. Now recently in 2018, Lahore’s ranking was 138th while Karachi’s ranking was 50th.
However, senior police officials are doubtful regarding the credibility of the index.