PNP-Region 12 claims Q1crime rate lower

Senior Supt. Casimero Medes, PNP-2 information officer, said that from January to March, they recorded 432 various crimes.

The official said 295 or 68.47 percent of the 432 incidents are index crimes like murder, physical injuries and homicide.

Physical injuries recorded the highest number with 99 cases, murder 61, rape 28, homicide 26, theft 59 and robbery 22.

The remaining 137 or 31.53 percent are non-index crimes like those related to vehicular accidents.

Index crimes decreased by 921 incidents and non-index crimes went down by 630 cases.

The average monthly crime rate is 4.47 or a decrease of 0.67 percent from 5.14 for the same period last year.

Police regional director Chief Supt. Felizardo M. Serapio Jr. attributed the decrease in crime incidents to improved police visibility.

“We employed proper accounting of personnel. The scheme is 10 hours a day, six days a week. It improved police visibility which helped deter crimes,” he said. (Williamor A. Magbanua/MindaNews)

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