Crime incidents drop in NegOr

  • May 18, 2017
  • Jennifer C. Tilos

NEGROS ORIENTAL, May 15 (PIA) – In a Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting recently, the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) reported a decrease in crime statistics in April 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

PSupt. Carlos Lacuesta of NORPPO reported a total crime volume of 568 for April this year compared to 719 crime incidents recorded in April 2016.

Lacuesta said index crimes decreased by 25 incidents or 25 percent while non-index crimes reduced by 26 incidents or 26.26 percent.

The most prevalent index crime is theft with 33 incidents or a reduction of 16 percent, followed by robbery with 10 that reduced to 66.64 percent, murder with 7 incidents, motornapping with 8, homicide with 5,  and rape with 14 incidents.

However, physical injury saw an increase by 10.81 percent or 41 incidents.

Lacuesta also noted that traffic related-incidents contributed to the crime statistics of 217 incidents, however, this is still lower compared to the same period by 20.80 percent.

Through the Managing Police Operations, the police officer said there were no major crime incidents that transpired within the province, except for the reported 143 index crimes, 73 non-index, 135  under special laws, and the prevalent traffic related incidents of 217 that contributed to the total crime volume.

Under the Revised Penal Code and Special Laws such as enforcement on Republic Act 9165 or Anti-Illegal Drugs campaign, Lacuesta said a total of 1,204.356 grams of shabu and marijuana have been confiscated from January to April this year with a value of about P12 million.

While in the same period of 2016, only 457.21 grams were confiscated by operatives worth P5,362.192.

In July 2016, the drug-affected barangays in the province totalled to 557, with 10 moderately affected and 547 slightly affected.

As of May 7, 2017, Lacuesta said there were 41 barangays cleared of drugs, 77 moderately affected, 424 slightly affected, and a total of 15 barangays unaffected.

Per police record, barangays cleared with drugs include 3 in Dumaguete City, 8 each in Bindoy and Manjuyod, 6 in Jimalalud,  4 in Bais City, two barangays each in Sta. Catalina, Pamplona and Basay,  one each in La Libertad, Siaton, Dauin, Sibulan, Mabinay, and Bacong.

He said a total of 501 barangays or 90 percent are still affected with drugs.

Nevertheless, Lacuesta said the province remains to be one of the most peaceful places in the region. (jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental)


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