PNP NegOr reports crime incidents down
DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Oct 18 (PIA) --The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Negros Oriental reported a decrease of crime incidents in the third quarter of this year as compared to the same period in 2011.
NegOr Police Senior Superintendent Edward Caranza in a Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting on October 15 reported that there were 684 crimes committed from July to September, a decrease of 108 incidents or lower than 792 crime volume of the same period of last year.
Carranza said the reduction of the number of crimes can be attributed to the PNP's intensified police visibility and relentless campaign against all forms of illegal and unlawful activities throughout the province.
PNP accomplishments showed that index crimes recorded 391 and 293 for non-index crimes this year compared to 531 incidents and 261 cases respectively for the same period last year.
For the period covered (3rd quarter of 2012), theft had the highest incidence with 137 cases or 15.95 percent followed by physical injuries with 88 or 29.03 percent.
Robbery on the other hand was at 62 or 54.07 percent, murder with 44 or 4.54 percent, carnapping with 34 or 44.4 percent, homicide with 12 or 50 percent, rape with 11 or 38.8 percent, and 3 cases or 50 percent for cattle rustling.
Index crimes are those crimes committed against persons while non-index crimes are violations of special laws such as illegal logging or local laws or ordinances.
For the campaign against loose firearms, the PNP confiscated and recovered 116 loose firearms with 44 persons arrested in 116 operations conducted within the quarter this year.
On anti-illegal drugs operations, PNP NegOr arrested 51 persons and confiscated 111.57 grams of shabu, 6.92 dried marijuana leaves worth P1,317,084 in 39 operations conducted.
Campaign against illegal gambling for the same period arrested 105 persons, filed 43 cases in court and seized P140,084 bet money in 96 operations conducted.
The PNP reported also that its crime solution rate was 35.23 percent against 31.81 percent and crime clearance efficiency is at 32.6 percent versus 33.08 percent for the period covered.
Crime clearance efficiency is the percentage of cleared cases out of the total number of crime incidents handled by law enforcement agencies at a given time.
The provincial police office assessed the peace and order situation in Negros Oriental as generally peaceful based on the crime statistics. (mbcn/JCT/PIA-Negros Oriental)
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