NCRPO acting director Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas said 48,182 crimes were recorded from January to December last year. The figure is lower compared to the 51,322 crimes recorded during the same period in 2018.
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Metro Manila crime rate down – NCRPO
Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The crime volume in Metro Manila went down by six percent in 2019, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) reported yesterday.

NCRPO acting director Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas said 48,182 crimes were recorded from January to December last year. The figure is lower compared to the 51,322 crimes recorded during the same period in 2018.

Index crimes such as murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery and theft dropped from 13,732 to 12,695.

Sinas said murder cases went down from 745 to 640 and homicide from 273 to 190.

Rape cases decreased from 1,170 to 1,136.

Non-index crimes, including violation of traffic laws decreased from 37,590 to 35,487.

Sinas said the police crime solution efficiency improved by 2.06 percent last year.

He attributed the improvement to the intensified law enforcement operations against high-value criminals.

 

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