BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City Police Office reported recently that the crime rate in this city has dropped last year compared in 2014 as the city police intensifies the campaign against criminality in this mountain resort.
The BCPO’s crime situation report shows that a total of 4,407 index crimes were recorded last 2015, a decrease from the 4,929 of 2014 or a drop of 10.59% .
On the other hand, 11.15% decline in focus crimes was recorded. However, the most prevalent crimes committed are theft, physical injury and robbery.
Authorities said a total of 1,789 persons were arrested thru warrantless arrest which includes 10 homicide cases, four murder, 556 physical injury, 13 rape, 66 robbery, 527 theft, 16 carnapping, 64 violence against women, 135 special laws, 32 child abuse, and 365 other non-index crime.
While, a total of 102 wanted persons were arrested. Two are with reward, one in the regional level, 18 in the city level, and 81 in the station level.
However, there are still 354 wanted persons being searched for by the authorities.
43 drug personalities were arrested with P4,566,984.32 worth of illegal drugs were confiscated.
27 persons were arrested with 13 firearms seized, 19 firearms surrendered, nine were recovered and 15 cases were filed in courts.
A total of 11,433 apprehensions were affected under the city’s zero obstruction campaign.
In the implementation of the city ordinances of Baguio, a total of 29,943 violators were apprehended with penalties amounting to P6,419,200.
“The decline in crimes in this city is attributed to intensified police operations and community support,” mayor Domogan said./Jho Arranz