Authors : Imran Khan, Salma Hamza, Farkhunda Burke and Syed Nawaz-Ul-Huda
Abstract: Continuity and severity of homicide incidents in Karachi in actuality is a sign of negligence by administration, one of the components of Routine Activity Theory. Looking at other crimes, like car and motorbike thefts or cell phone snatchings, homicide incidents are much more shocking, having fluctuated from 550-495, 1705, 2258, 2062, 2002, 1820, 918 and 450, respectively between 2009 and 2017. Policy makers and police departments might use GIS to observe trends in criminal activity through geo-coded data and maps may prove significant in solving criminal cases. In this connection, the half square cells configuration has been introduced for evaluation of geographic core of the study area regarding homicides. The study has also sought to reduce the perception that the entire city is enveloped in homicides rather that specific parts of the city are scourged by this heinous crime.
Imran Khan, Salma Hamza, Farkhunda Burke and Syed Nawaz-Ul-Huda, 2020. Comparative Study of Homicide Incidents in Karachi: A GIS Perspective. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 15: 261-269.