Significant decrease of crimes in Baguio reported

BAGUIO CITY – Acting city director police senior superintendent Ramil Saculles disclosed that the crime rates in the city of Baguio decreased.

The total crime volume recorded from January to March this year is 944 crime incidents with a decrease of 1,099 crime incidents or 54% compared to the same period last year which is 2,043.

For the first quarter, 268 index crimes were recorded compared to the same period last with 923 crime incidents. Meaning a decrease of 655 cases or 71%.

There are 676 non index crime recorded for the 1st quarter which is a decrease of 2,160 crime incidents or 76%.

While on crimes against property, cases on theft decreased by 467 crime incidents or 79% compared to the same period last year. Robbery deceased by 106 crime incidents or 80% from 132 cases to 26 cases.

Carnapping decreased by one incident or 20% from five cases last year’s 1st quarter.

On the other hand, physical injuries decreased by 84 crime incidents from 180 cases to 96 cases or 47% decrease. Rape cases increased by four incidents from 11 cases to 15 cases; homicide increased by two crime incident from two cases to four cases.

No case of murder was recorded for the period compared to three cases last year.

Moreover, the average Index Crime Clearance Efficiency for the 1st quarter is recorded at 78% which increased by 46% compared to the same period last year of 32%. The Average Index Crime Solution Efficiency is recorded at 62%, increased by 35% compared to the same period last year of 27%.

“The collaborative actions of the Baguio’s Finest coupled with the active support of the different stakeholders in the implementation of anti-criminality plans and strategies resulted in the significant decrease of crimes,” said Saculles. /Jho Arranz#


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