Crime in Islamabad, Pakistan

Crime rates in Islamabad, Pakistan

Level of crime
28.05 Low
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
40.19 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
30.31 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
32.38 Low
Worries car stolen
34.86 Low
Worries things from car stolen
31.79 Low
Worries attacked
23.18 Low
Worries being insulted
21.86 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
15.55 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
34.39 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
35.07 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
31.12 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
58.54 Moderate

Safety in Islamabad, Pakistan

Safety walking alone during daylight
80.91 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
63.10 High

Contributors: 347

Last update: May 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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20 Comments so far
Iqeer 9090 on Apr 15, 2024:
Islamabad's Crime rate has decreased a lot since 2022 due to illegal afghans getting kicked out.
Zain Ul Abidin on Aug 25, 2023:
I have been living in Islamabad for fourteen years now and grew up here. Until about ten years ago or slightly earlier I used to cycle outside without fear even at night but now things have changed for the worst really fast. Casual snatchings are already quite common but gangs have up their game by robbing hospitals and restaurants in the city with dozens of victims being robbed at once. There is no one in this city who doesn't know a victim of snatching in Islamabad.
coinyew on Nov 29, 2022:
i have been in islamabad many times in the past before, as a pakistani, i have NEVER felt dangerous.
Victor Horshoe on Nov 26, 2022:
It is time for law enforcement agencys to step in against street gangs especially in i 10 . Shootings have become common there
Anonymous on Nov 02, 2022:
Apart from i-10 and i-9 islamabad has no issues. Only i-10 is a dangerous hood to step in elsewhere nothing worrisome
DR. Ismaeel Malik on Sep 13, 2022:
Overall, Islamabad has seen a massive surge in crime rate in the last 3 years. Such incidents are not shown on the mainstream media as they think this would tarnish the capitals image but in my view strict and acute measures should be taken in order to bring this down. Islamabad Police is hella corrupt. Drugs are common in Sabzi Mandi(I-10), Pirwadhai, Tarnol, Koral areas. I-10, tramari, khannapul. tarnol have become ghettos with constant robberies , drug dealings, fights, gangs . If this goes on i am sad to declares but definitely islamabad will become Karachi.
Nightster on Sep 10, 2022:
Today my phone was snatched at gun point in Street of i103 by afghani gangsters
Balaj Khan on Jul 29, 2022:
Yesterday , a boy was shot in i 10 2 street 2
Khattak QabotarBaz on Jul 19, 2022:
Last night two teenagers in i10 area harassed me. I resisted them as a result they hit me with brass knuckles. They then started fingering me
from outside i am very scared please help me .
sharim khan on Jun 03, 2022:
There must be checkpoints near i 10 and i 9 for the purpose of busting the street gangs there
it has adopted some kind of hood culture it must be eliminated big criminals live in i 10
Wahab rizwi on Jun 01, 2022:
Islamabad has begun the hub of violence, street crimes ,gang wars , mobile snatching ,hood fights ,street fights etc
People from rawalpindi have polluted over islamabad . Overall some areas have less crime some have way more
Hoods and ghettos like sabzi market I 10 , Tarnol and Chak shahzad bani gala side are just like the hoods of usa . Police is sleeping at it
Abdul karim shah on May 02, 2022:
I m living in abudhabi. On 28april 2022 my son car no AKK-021. Hunda civic was theft from banigala about 1130am from building parking. Complaint has made to police station Banigala. All the road cameras are not working. Islamabad is not safe place for living may be i bring back my son to Abudhabi. Businiss in islamabad is not safe
Shah Abdullah khan on May 02, 2022:
My cat was stolen from my house parking during day time from Banigala the mater was reported to police. Car no AKK-021 islamabad. The cat is still not recovered I m from uzbekistan. May i leave islamabad because there is no safety in islamabad
Anonymous on Aug 31, 2021:
I have been living in Islamabad since 1992. The city has significantly changed during past 10 years. The crime rate is very high now days. Mobile theft, street crimes and car theft is very high. This city is no longer safe. The main problem is that crimes don't get reported due to poor system of police. FIR are not registered as police don't cooperate in such matters.
Fawad on May 21, 2021:
Been living in Islamabad since 2000.

Crime rates are generally low (compared to other cities in Pakistan and worldwide). Violent crimes are almost unheard of (except, maybe for enmity cases). Assault, murder, rape, etc. are quite low. Even when robberies happen, they seldom turn violent.
Car theft is relatively higher (compared to other crimes) but still low. Similarly, Bribery/Corruption is somewhat high and an issue but still lower compared to other cities within Pakistan. Property crimes can be an issue outside CDA sectors and regulated societies, particularly in rural Islamabad or when you are dealing with "open letters" (not registering to avoid taxation). Hate or race crimes are almost non-existent now (back in 2008-15, there were terrorism issues but that is completely gone now).
Anonymous on Jan 12, 2021:
After safe city project islamabad has become very safe police is more vigilant and crimes are very low. I lived in islamabad from 2009 to 2014 it was very unpleasant years but after imran khan become PM i returned back from germany and become shocked to see the changes. I dont have to goto police for fir. Online police portal is 24h available. Karachi which stood at 6 position in crime index today gone to 103 position. Remarkably imporvements have been made for this peace crime free environment all credit goes to pakistan army and IMRAN KHAN GOVT.
Unknown on Sep 25, 2020:
In november 2019 four armed robber with two motorcycle without number plates fully cover face robbe me in pedestrian bike bridge but police not shows sincerity in means of FIR Islamabad,Pakistan.Then now in september 2020 the three thieves as par CCTV Footage stolen one brand new bike on my resident not caught still by police.Which shows the involvement at high level. Islamabad,Pakistan,Resident.
Anonymous on Aug 02, 2020:
Ive been living in ISB for 40 + years. It is no longer safe. Every day people being looted at gun point in markets and roads and streets and now homes aren’t safe either. Masked armed men break in and abuse assault and threaten while collecting valuables and cash. If home isn’t safe anymore, where does 1 go? Crimes going unreported. There was armed robbery at my friends house in F10 at 1 am and at my neigbhors house in F-8 at 9pm and I saw 1 small minute clip on capital tv about crime and nothing in newspapers and as usual investigation is on going. What safe city? Be safe and vigilant
Deedee Khan on Aug 02, 2020:
Armed robberies are becoming so common in Islamabad. Last two months two home invasions and armed robberies in F-10 and this month two in F-8. Islamabad no longer a safe city. Do not be ignorant and take your security for granted. Police seems genuinely disinterested to curb this in any way. And people still falsely believing Islamabad a safe city.
Fawad khattak on May 29, 2020:
I am living in Islamabad from last 8 years.
Reporter you just give me one report of robbery.
Only car theft is little problem but due to security cameras this problem is gone minimum.
Someday come here and judge the ground