MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) reported that the total number of crimes in the country has fallen by almost 50% in the past 63 months since July 2016.
In a statement Thursday evening, PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said these data are reported in the National Criminal Environment Report derived from the Crime Information Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS), an electronic crime analysis tool that captures blotter entries and incident reports. of all police units and offices in the country.
Data showed that from 2.67 million reported crimes from 2010 to 2015, it declined 49.6% to just 1.36 million from 2016 to September this year.
The data also showed a 67.76% drop in listed crimes recorded during the same period.
The largest drop in crime was recorded in Mindanao at 53.81 percent, with 48.42 percent and 45.30 percent in Luzon and Visayas, respectively.
The ability of police forces to resolve cases has also increased over the past five years, resulting in a Crime Solution Effectiveness (CSE) rating of 78.62%, a significant increase from 40 , 27% CSE from the previous five years.
Out of a total of 1.15 million recorded crimes from 2010 to 2015, the country recorded only 373,378 cases from 2016 to September of this year.
The same report showed that crimes against people fell by 64.68 percent, while crimes against property fell by 69.91 percent.
Theft, bodily injury and robbery are the three most common types of crime in the previous and current five-year periods.
Incidents of physical injuries registered a decrease of 80.13%, while homicide cases decreased by 55.31%.
Thefts, thefts and thefts from vehicles decreased by 71.72%, 70.85 and 55.46%, respectively.
“All of these marked improvements in the overall picture of crime translate into a better security outlook among our people and further bolster the optimistic investor confidence that drives economic growth despite the ongoing health crisis,” Eleazar said. (ANP)