Monday, March 6, 2017

Bohol records 15.78% fewer 
crimes by first 53 days of '17

TAGBILARAN CITY, March 1 (PIA)--Take it from the logs, there have been far fewer crimes in Bohol when the anti-drug drive floored it in 2016 compared to the same stretch in 2017. 

In a report which the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bohol delivered before the Provincial Peace and Order Council assembled at the People's Mansion Conference Hall February 28, Bohol police Camp Dagohoy spokesperson PSInspector Vincent Paul Dumaguing revealed that total crimes in the first 53 days of 2016 was 187 incidents higher than the same period in 2017. 

Within the first 53 days of 2017, Camp Dagohoy police headquarters registered an average monthly crime rate of 37 from 42 last year, or 6 cases variance. 

For average monthly index crime rates, Camp Dagohoy also noted similar down trend of 13 from 17 recorded in 2016 and or 4 cases variance, Inspector Dumaguing pointed out. 

As to crime solution efficiency, Bohol police pegged a 45%, solving 528 of 1185 crimes in January to February 2016. 

In 2017, the crime busters noted a 51% crime solution efficiency solving 511 of 998 crimes in the beginning days of 2017.

According to Camp Dagohoy Chief PSSUpt Felipe Natividad, police would consider a crime solved when they have identified the suspect, filed appropriate charges and has arrested the culprit or suspect. 

And as to its crime clearance efficiency, in 2016, Bohol police lumped a 51% in 2016, a record which improved in 2017 with 60% by clearing 598 of 998 crimes recorded.

Cleared crimes are those which police have identified the suspects, and a case has been filed relative to the accusations of a crime, Col. Natividad added. 

Inspector Dumaguing showed that in January to February 22, 2016, total crimes in Bohol reached 1,185. 

By the same period of 2017, or from January to last week, crimes decreased by 15.78 %, which redounds to 187 less incidents. 

Citing data from the Provincial Investigation Detection and Management Bureau, Inspector Dumaguing showed the index crimes data which details 114 cases less in 2017 at only 363 incidents recorded. This is a 23.9% percent down trend. 

For non-index crimes, police statisticians noted 73 cases less, or a 10.31 % decrease from 708 to 635 cases. 

And as to crimes against person, only physical injuries and homicide showed significant increases in 2017 with 35 incidents more from 94 in 2016 to 129 and from 2 to 4 in 2o17 respectively. 

The rest, like murder and rape decreased: 9 incidents less for rape and 7 incidents less for murder. 

And as to crimes against property, except for cattle rustling which showed 6 cases over none in 2016, robbery, theft and carnapping each enjoyed 16 less, 102 less and 22 less cases for robbery, theft and carnapping.

Except for other non index crimes which showed a significant increase of 29 cases increase in 2017, crimes against special laws and traffic related incidents registered huge down trends.

Crimes against special laws registered 23 incidents less in 2017 while traffic related incidents scored highest with 90 cases less this year. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)
Crimes are going down despite an anti drug drive which several people ascribe to killings and abuses, police data at the PPOC showed. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol) 

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