Rural crime is much less common. Rural communities are very communal and tribal based. Villages will often consist of many members of the same clan, so serious crime is much less likely to occur. Also people are heavily armed, so a home intrusion might result in you getting shot dead - not really worth it to steal someones VCR.Crimes in Major cities get reported and registered. Those in rural parts rarely gets registered.
I have seen you tube videos of people in pakistan going around with private security carrying machine guns and AK 47 etc. How common is that ?
When rural crime does occur it is reported. Cattle theft, motorbike theft, highway robbery is the type of crime that is most likely to happen in rural areas and it is reported as often the criminal gangs have links to the locality and so are easier to track down.
The security guard thing is really based on EGO more than anything else. My neighbour in Pakistan is a political personality and when he returns to the village he brings a convoy with him mostly to show off that he is a political party. Half the village is his cousins and relatives, the other half have very cordial ties with him, he has no threat. There are still guards and stuff outside banks, and big businesses, even some housing complexes.