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Crime in Pakistan

  • Date Submitted: 12/27/2012 03:19 AM
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Crime is define as “An act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; “a long record of crimes”. Inthe sociological field, crime is the breach of a rule or law for which some which some governing authorityor force may ultimately prescribe a punishment. The word crime originates or derived from the Latin word Crimen.Crime is everywhere. Even though countries define crime differently in their criminal codes, no country iswithout crime.An increasing number of countries now report statistics concerning traditional crimes (murder, robbery,rape, theft, burglary, fraud, and assault) to the United Nations surveys. Crimes rate computed from surveysare universally higher than those of official records.There are so many kinds or types of crimes such as; Crimes against person or people, Crime againstProperty, White Collar Crimes, Victimless Crimes etc
Crime in Pakistan is present in various forms. Organised crime includes drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion, murder for hire and fraud. Other criminal operations engage in human trafficking, corruption, black marketeering, political violence, terrorism, abduction etc.
Pakistan falls under the Golden Crescent, which is one of the two major illicit opium producing centres in Asia. Opium poppy cultivation in Pakistan is estimated to be 800 hectares in 2005 yielding a potential production of 4 metric tons of heroin. Opium is cultivated primarily in the North-West Frontier Province and Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Until the late 1970s, opium production levels were relatively static; it increased after 1979.
Since the beginning of the 1980s, drug trafficking is flourishing in Pakistan. Opium production in Pakistan increased in part due to the "Taliban Effect"(the increasingly conservative views towards both the freedom of women and religion) in Afghanistan. One of the results was the influence on Afghan women to move their families to...


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