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February crime rate down 27%


The crime incidents in Bacolod City for February this year dropped by 27 percent compared to the same period in 2017, Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo, officer-in-charge of the Bacolod City Police Office, said yesterday.

Ebreo said the crime volume for last month was only 229, with a decrease of 86 incidents, compared to the 315 in February last year.

He attributed the decrease in the crime incidents to the hard work and dedication of the police officers in the city, and to the studying of the modus operandi, crime clock, crime areas, and the adjustments to be made to prevent or solve crimes.

The crime volume is divided into index and non-index crimes. Index crimes are crimes against persons and properties, while the non-index crimes are those against special laws.

The crimes against persons and properties include the eight focus crimes that usually happen in an area and these mostly dictate the crime situation of that area, Ebreo said.

Out of 58 index crimes recorded in February this year, there were zero homicide cases, one murder, 12 physical injury, one rape case, nine robbery incidents, 30 theft incidents, and four motorcycle thefts, Ebreo said.

“Bacolod is still peaceful,” he said.

Meanwhile, the police-initiated operations in February this year increased by 66 percent compared to February 2017.

The BCPO conducted 53 operations last month or an increase of 21 operations from the 32 in February last year.

The operations included campaigns on illegal gambling, loose firearms, illegal drugs, and special laws, Ebreo added.*SGG


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