Murder rate highest in Davao City – PNP

Mike Frialde - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Davao City posted the highest murder rate from 2010 to 2015, data from the Philippine National Police (PNP) showed. 

The PNP recorded 1,032 murder cases in Davao City,  961 in Quezon City and 806 in Cebu City.

The least number of cases was recorded in Naga City at 45. 

The PNP recorded 6,010 cases in the cities with the highest murder rates. These are Quezon City, Manila, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Baguio, Zamboanga, Iloilo, General Santos, Bacolod, Angeles, Makati, Iligan and Mandaue. 

Davao also ranked second among the cities with the highest rape incidents with 843 cases. Quezon City topped the list with 1,122 cases. 

PNP chief Director General Ricardo Marquez expressed doubts if Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte could keep his promise to stop crimes in the country within three to six months if he is elected president.

 “Even in the most advanced countries with the best police equipment, drugs continue to be a problem. Crime will be a part of our lives…it is important for the police to know their job,” Marquez said.

He also warned police officers against serving as judges and executioners in dealing with criminals.                                               

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