The reduction of crime incidents in Negros Oriental in May this year, compared to the same period last year, is attributed by the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office to the intensified joint coordination with other law enforcement agencies, the active participation of the community, police visibility, and other anti-crime activities.
NORPPO recorded 397 crime incidents in May, or a 40 percent drop from the 665 in the same period last year, a government press release said.
At the recent Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting, Senior Supt. Raul Tacaca, NOPPO director, said the crime volume is comprised of 79 index crimes and 318 non-index crimes.
Index crimes decreased by 100 incidents, non-index crimes dropped by 168 incidents, and total crime volume decreased by 268, the press release said.
Physical injuries topped crimes at 23 incidents, followed by theft with 15, robbery 12, murder 4, rape 9, motornapping 8, and homicide 2.
Tacaca also said the 181 traffic-related incidents largely contributed to the crime statistics.
Non-index crimes, like violation of special laws, reached 110 incidents.
Police arrested 34 drug personalities and seized 39.09 grams of shabu, worth P461,262, the press release said.
In the campaign against illegal gambling, the police arrested 21 persons and confiscated bet money amounting to P9,544.
The police arrested four persons, confiscated eight firearms, and recorded five surrendered guns, in the campaign against loose firearms.
Tacaca also said the police recorded a 70.53 percent crime clearance efficiency, against the 78.95 percent rating for the same period last year, and a 64.48 crime solution efficiency from the 74.59 rating in 2017, the press release added.*
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