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Homicide cases up by 21% â PNP
Brig. Gen. Sterling Raymund Blanco, director of the PNP Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management, said on Monday that 95 homicides were documented across the country last April, which is higher compared to 78 cases in March, an increase of 21.79 percent.
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Homicide cases up by 21% – PNP

Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Homicide cases in the country went up by at least 21 percent last month, according to an official of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Brig. Gen. Sterling Raymund Blanco, director of the PNP Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management, said on Monday that 95 homicides were documented across the country last April, which is higher compared to 78 cases in March, an increase of 21.79 percent.

Blanco did not give figures but said the regions with the most number of homicides are Central Luzon, Bicol, Central Visayas and Soccsksargen.

“These incidents are mostly committed through shooting, stabbing along the streets in residential areas,” he said during a press conference at Camp Crame.

According to Blanco, most of the incidents were triggered by heated arguments and personal grudges among the parties.

Other index crimes, meanwhile, went down last month. Among these are murder which decreased by 14.65 percent, from 430 to 367 cases.

Rape went down by 27.09 percent from 539 to 393 cases while robbery went down from 411 to 322 cases, a decrease of 21.65 percent.

Blanco said car thefts registered the biggest decrease at 47.83 percent from 23 to 12 cases. Motorcycle thefts, meanwhile, went down by 17.02 percent, from 2,773 to 2,301.

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