Imran Ahmad Sajid & Muhammad Kamran
This paper presents the trends of violence in Peshawar district in Khyber Paktunkhwa province of Pakistan based on police reported cases. The data was collected from the First Information Reports (FIRs) of five (5) selected police stations of Peshawar including Gulbahar, Faqirabad, Yakkatoot, Mathra and Town police stations respectively. For this purpose, past three months FIRs were scanned for relevant data. A total of 1421 FIRs were scanned. A scanning schedule was developed with pre-coding. All the FIRs were converted to relevant Scanning Schedule forms. The data, then, was put into MS Excel Spread Sheets. The data reveals that most of the drug crimes occur in Gulbahar and Yakkatoot police station jurisdictions, a densely populated urban area. Highest frequency of murder cases was reported in Mathra police station jurisdiction, a sparsely populated rural area, while highest frequency of attempted murder was recorded in Yakkatoot police station jurisdiction, again a densely populated urban area. This study recommends online geographical visual imaging of crime data.