Crimes recorded in Central Luzon dipped 36.19 percent in the first two and a half months of the 2018 amid the government’s continuous campaign against illegal drugs.
Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, director of the Police Regional Office, attributed this lower crime rate to the current administration’s effort to enhance the management of police operations and the resumption of Project Double Barrel.
Data from the region showd that from January 1 to March 18, this year, the number of recorded incidents on eight focused crimes was 1,342, down from the 2,103 in the same period in 2017.
The eight focused crimes are murder, homicide, robbery, theft, physical injury, rape, motorcycles, and motor vehicles motornapping.
Crime clearance efficiency increased by 70.86 percent while crime solution efficiency increased by 48.36 percent.
Police provincial offices in Central Luzon with the highest percentage decrease of crime incidents are: Bataan (48.21 percent); Nueva Ecija (43.31 percent); Olongapo City (42.19 percent); Angeles City (39.90 percent); Pampanga (37.02 percent); Tarlac (35.93 percent); Bulacan (30.57 percent); and Zambales (22.22 percent).
“This significant decrease in focus and prevalent crimes can be attributed to our intensified anti-criminality measures, particularly on motorcycle-riding suspects and our resumed anti-drug campaign and the community’s support and involvement in our crime prevention and control efforts,” Corpus said.