PNP: Crimes down by 17% in the first 6 mos. of 2018

PNP: Crimes down by 17% in the first 6 mos. of 2018

Good news from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the country as a whole.

And it speaks well of the kind of leadership President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wants to impose in the country.

PNP Chief Director Albayalde (photo credit to owner)

PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde cited the PNP’s Unit Crime Periodic Reports (UCPER), a total of 227,757 crime incidents were recorded from January to June this year (2019), translating to a 17.39-percent decrease from 275,702 during the same period last year (2018).
A significant decrease in the number of volume in the index and non-index crimes have been recorded, 33.05 percent and 13.20 percent, respectively.
“Among index crimes, the top three most prevalent crimes are theft, physical injury and robbery. But despite theft and physical injury registering the top two most prevalent crimes nationwide, both crime categories went down by 36.90 percent and 33.80 percent, respectively,” Albayalde said.

Crimes against persons such as murder, homicide and physical injury are examples of index crimes while violation of city ordinances and less serious criminal offenses are but examples of non-index crimes.
“We noted that homicide incidents have been slightly reduced during the first half of 2018 after several months of consistently posting increased incidents among the eight focus crime categories,” Albayalde said.
PNP focused on the crime categories, those that have posted a decrease in numbers include, murder (29.54 percent); homicide (9.47 percent); physical injury (33.80 percent); rape (24.82 percent); robbery (34.40 percent); theft (36.90 percent); carnapping of motor vehicles (36.30 percent); and carnapping of motorcycles (26.61 percent).
“The significant 17.39 percent drop in crime incidents during the January-June period, and onwards until the end of September, is expected become the trend for the remaining months of the year when petty crimes are traditionally believed to peak in the holiday season. But contrary to this perception of a spike in crime during the “ber” months, we see a steady decline in all crime categories,” the PNP Chief explained.
However the PNP chief also said they are also anticipating an increase in the numbers with respect to violent crimes in anticipation of the 2019 mid term elections.

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