Bohol police hammer 58%
crime solution efficiency
TAGBILARAN CITY, February 3 (PIA)-- Bohol Police under Police Senior Superintendent Felipe Natividad pegged a 58 % crime solution efficiency, solving 4.719 crimes of the 8,091 crimes listed for 2016.
The accomplishment, is a far improvement from the 2015 crime solution efficiency which was nailed only at 47%, according to Police Superintendent Vincent Paul Dumaguing at the recent joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) meetings January 31 at the Mansion's Conference Hall.
In the last three years, 2014 was the worst time for Bohol police and their accomplishments when the combined police force in Bohol only managed to get 36% crime solution efficiency.
This too as from a rising crime trend noted in 2014 and 2015, crimes in Bohol dipped 12 % from the peak in 2015, a fact police have not yet ascribed to any possible cause.
In 2014, Bohol police stations in the towns submitting their crime statistics to Camp Dagohoy amassed a total of 7,904 crimes.
By 2015, 1,314 crimes topped the 2014 mark as Bohol police in Camp Dagohoy noted 9,218 crimes.
Superintendent Dumaguing pointed it out as a total of 15% of the previous year's crimes.
But when everyone expected crimes to rise higher with an election scheduled in midyear, Camp Dagohoy however noted only 8,091 crimes for the whole year in 2016.
This, Superintendent Dumaguing said is an unprecedented 12% decrease.
In fact, index crimes in the last three years continue to play around and clumped in the middle with 3,649 in 2014, 3,667 in 2015 and a startling 2,851 in 2016.
Index crimes, according to police definitions involve crimes against the penal code while non-index crimes are those against special laws.
For non-index crimes, or crimes against special laws, a rise and fall trend manifested with 4,255 and 5,551 rise in the 2014 and 2015. By 2016 however, Camp Dagohoy crime statisticians saw a slight decrease of 5% from 2015 with only 5,240 crimes.
While the police did not say it, the comparative distribution of index crimes as shown during the Provincial Peace and Order Council showed physical injury topping other crimes in the crimes against persons category.
In the last three years too, as to index crimes under crimes against property, theft followed by robbery dominated the graphs.
But beyond all these, Camp Dagohoy said the campaign against illegal drugs in the province have already covered enough grounds, which has resulted in drug personalities' arrest, surrender or death during legitimate police operations.
In several cases, hardcore drug personalities have to flee and transfer base or operations if only to flee from the long arms of the law.
This, police at Camp Dagohoy assumed, is the reason why there is a noted decrease in crimes.
Because of this, police stations reported that a large majority of Boholanos still appreciate the Project Double Barrel, which pits the police into the most active role in anti drug drive, which dented on criminality. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)
PSuperintendent Vincent Paul Dumaguing explains to the PPOC members the intricacies of reading crime statistics which showed Bohol police nailing a 58% crime solution efficiency for 2016. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)