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Editorial:Urban Crimes in Pakistan

Crime, particularly violent including rape and murder, is getting more and more news coverage in Pakistan. Some violent crimes make national level headlines and others go even beyond borders, e.g., Zeinab murder case. This is happening not only in one but also in almost all the major cities around Pakistan. The police data also shows an increasing trend in violent crimes in urban centers across the country. Jalil and Iqbal (2010) conducted a time-series analysis of crime in Pakistan between 1964-2008. Their data shows a long-run positive and unique association between crime and urbanization. Cheema and Hameed (2018) also reported that at least 01 in 08