Crime volume in Puerto Princesa significantly decreased for the month of January compared to last year’s record, the City Police Office (CPO) said recently.
Police Chief Inspector Alonso Tabi, chief of the CPO Investigation Detective and Management Branch (CIDMB), told Palawan News that as of January 28, the station’s crime log has recorded 61 cases, compared to 99 in January 2017.
“Mayroong malaking pagbaba ng crime volume kumpara noong nakaraang taon [sa parehong buwan],” he said.
Tabi explained that majority of the recorded crimes in 2017 are theft, robbery, and physical injury for Index Crimes or considered as crime against person and property, and violation of special laws for Non-Index Crime, especially RA 9165, otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.
Most of the index crimes such as theft, robbery and physical injury were recorded in five urban barangays of the city including San Miguel, San Pedro, Tiniguiban, Sta. Monica and San Jose.
For January 2018, on the other hand, the highest is the violation of special laws for non-index crime and physical injuries for index crime, he said.
There is also a reduction in theft and robbery cases because most of the suspects had been apprehended during anti-illegal drugs operations.
“Bumaba ang pagnanakaw nitong 2018 kasi ang mga identified na mga magnanakaw ay nahuli rin sa isinasagawang drug operations ng PNP,” Tabi said.