PNP: Jan-Aug crime volume down by 6.19%

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

August 27, 2023, 2:06 pm

<p>PNP chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. <em>(PNA photo by Lloyd Caliwan)</em></p>

PNP chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. (PNA photo by Lloyd Caliwan)

MANILA – The country's crime volume dropped by 6.19 percent during the first eight months this year as compared to the same period in 2022, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Sunday.

The data cover the period Jan. 1 to Aug. 23, based on information from the Crime Research Analysis Center of the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management.

Theft of vehicles registered the highest reduction at 31.98 percent, followed by physical injury at 15.87 percent and rape at 14.66 percent.

Theft recorded a 5.03 percent reduction; robbery, 6.36 percent; murder, 2.07 percent; motorcycle theft, 3.84 percent; and homicide, 0.73 percent, the data added.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude, especially to the concerted endeavors of our officers, the support of our partners, and the trust of our fellow citizens which contributed to this positive outcome. Let us sustain this momentum and continue working hand in hand to build a nation free from the threat of crime,” PNP chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda, Jr. said in a news release.

“These accomplishments also demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborative community efforts and the commitment of law enforcement to ensure the safety and security of every citizen,” he added. (PNA)