Bohol crime volume dips
11.56% in Jan-Feb 2017
TAGBILARAN CITY, March 31 (PIA)—Total crime volume in Bohol in the beginning months of 2017 is still 11.56% lower compared to the same period in 2016.
According to Philippine National Police Camp Dagohoy, they noted 154 crimes less in 2017 at 1,178 for January and February while the previous year, records archived at the provincial police office showed 1,332.
Reporting for Camp Dagohoy’s chief PSSupt. Felipe Natividad, PS Inspector Vincent Paul Dumaguing also bared that the noted decrease is true for both index and non-index crimes for 2017.
For 539 index crimes in 2016, by the following year, Bohol crime statisticians could only log 430 cases; this is 20.22% less with 109 crime variance.
And as to non-index crimes, despite the suspension of police in anti-drug operations, Bohol police force still managed to bring down the 793 crimes in 2016 to 748 to record a 5.67% decrease with 45 cases less.
It would have been a perfect decrease record for the Bohol police in 2017, had physical injuries been controlled, but considering the uncontrollable crime, Police Intelligence Management Bureau has to contend with 149 cases in 2017, that is 43 cases more compared to 2016.
Physical injury is the only index crime against persons which saw a significant increase.
All other index crimes against persons posted decreases: murder at -8 cases, rape at -4 cases while homicide in January and February 2017 stayed level at 3 cases.
To index crimes against property, cattle rustling posted a 700% crime case increase in 2017 from zero cases in 2016.
All the other index crimes against property slid down: robbery at 19 cases less in 2017, theft at 105 cases less, and carnapping at 23 cases less.
As to non-index crimes, traffic related incidents remained a top concern here in Bohol.
Traffic related incidents in the first two months of 2017, despite a decrease of 78 cases from 2016, is still considerably high at 318 cases.
This, sums up to a daily average of 5.39 cases.
During the opening months of 2017, Bohol police pegged a crime solution efficiency of 58%, compared to 46% in the previous year.
But for robbery in the first two months of 2017, of the 68 cases recorded in blotters, police pegged 15 cases as solved while 33 remain unsolved.
For murder, of the 13 cases in the opening months this year, police have solved 4 cases, another 9 cases remained unsolved.
For its crime clearance efficiency (CCE), when the police posted 55% CCE in 2016, the figure got better with 61% CCE in 2017.
Inspector Dumaguing explained that for crimes when police has identified the suspects in the crime, file appropriate charges in court despite its failure to arrest the suspect, it considers the crime cleared.
Only when the police has identified the suspect, filed appropriate charges in court and has apprehended the suspect, would they consider the crimes solved. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)
It is some 11.5% decrease in total crime volume in the beginning months of 2017 compared to last year, reports PSinspector Vincent Paul Dumaguing during the recent PPOC held at the Mansion. The police however are battling over their credibility when members are accused of close associations of suspected criminals. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)