Wednesday, June 14, 2017

CV enjoys 4.93% crimes
dip in Jan-May'17 period

TAGBILARAN CITY, June 9, (PIA)--For yet an undetermined reason other than increased police pro-active anti-crime operations, crimes in Central Visayas enjoyed a 4.93% downtrend in its beginning months until May of this year compared to the same period last year.

In a comparative data of crime volume presented by Camp Sergio OsmeƱa through deputy director for administration Police Superintendent Julius Cesar Gornez, crimes in January to May 25, 2016 against the same period of 2017 showed that there is an 4.93% decrease in the total crime volume, Superintendent Gornez reported to participants of the Cebu segment of the Ugnayan: dialog for Progress held at the Bondad Hall of the Armed Forces of the Philippines  Central Command in Lahug, May 31.

January to May 2016 registered a total crime volume reaching 20,116, while by the same period of 2017, crimes slid down to 19, 124.

The crime volume decrease, police officials attribute to a 27.23% drop of index crimes in the region in 2017 compared to that of last year.

There were 6,459 index crimes reported across the region in 2016 as against 4,700 reaching police blotters across the region's 3 provinces and 3 city police stations.

However, PSupt Gornez also showed that non-index crimes in the region increased by 5.62% compared to the same period of last year, and he added, this is due to the intensified police operation on the campaign against illegal drugs.

Records from the regional office showed a total of 19.042 kilograms of shabu confiscated during the period.

This comes up to a total Dangerous Drugs Board street value of P 224,695,600 million, Supt Gornez pointed out.

Other than this, duirng similar anti-drug operations, authorities confiscated 603 assorted high and low power firearms and 27 explosives, Camp Osmena said.

The region recorded 13,657 non index crimes in 2016 as against 14,424 in the first five months of 2017.

Across the region, Cebu Provincial Police Office (PPO) has reported with most crimes with 6,619 incidents, but this has since decreased to 11.21% when compared to the same period last year.

On the other hand, Bohol PPO sits third in the region with most crimes, after Cebu PPO, and Cebu City PO and closely followed by Mandaue City PO.

Except Siquijor, which records a 53.92% increase in its total crime volume in 2017 compared to the previous year, and Cebu City which raised its crimes at 11.62%, Mandaue City PO, Bohol PPO, Cebu PPO and Lapu-Lapu City PO were able to bring down its crime volume.

As to the region's index crimes, Cebu City PO, Cebu PPO , Bohol PPO, Mandaue CPO and Lapulapu City PO posted decreased trends while Siquijor PPO interestingly kept a crime index record.

Siquijor, although the region's showcase for least crimes, now figures out like a sore thumb, police crime watch group members pointed out. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)
PRO 7 Deputy Director for Administration PSupt. Julius Cesar Gornez reports the current crime situation in Central Visayas picking out the 4.93% decrease as a good achievement for the region's crime busters, during the recent Ugnayan Dialog for Progress at the CentCom in Cebu. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

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