Crime incidence in Puerto Princesa City during the first quarter of the current year went down compared to the same period last year.
Senior Inspector Pearl Lamban-Marzo, the city PNP’s spokesperson, told Palawan News there were 227 reported cases during the period in 2018, which is 50 cases less than the 284 logged during the same term last year.
Marzo said the cases include murder, homicide, robbery, theft, physical injury, and rape.
“Bumaba na ‘yong crime incidents. Kaya bumaba ngayon ang insidente kasi mas marami ang inilabas na pulis. Mas pinaigting ng ating City Director (City PNP Director, Police Senior Superintendent Ronnie Francis M. Cariaga) ang police visibility,” Marzo said.
She added that the City Police is more focused on crime prevention this year by deploying mobile and beat patrollers around the city.
“Siyempre ‘yong mga criminal elements natin diyan sa paligid ‘pag maraming umiikot, mas alangan silang gumawa ng krimen,” she said.
Marzo also attributed the decline to the campaign against illegal drugs.
Earlier, the PNP Crime Research and Analysis Center identified Puerto Princesa City as among the top three safest cities in the country with the least number of reported crimes.