Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Pangasinan’s crime rate dropped in 2014- police

LINGAYEN – The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Pangasinan claimed the e rate in the province decreased in 2014 compared to the reports recorded in 2013.

Police Sr.    Supt. Reynaldo Biay, officer-in-charge of the    Provincial Police Office (PPO), said the comparative data of total crime volume dropped to 22, 311 in 2014 from 22, 758 in 2013.

Biay said the province recorded 10, 959 index crimes and 11, 352 non-index crimes in 2014 from 11, 323 index and 11, 435 non-index crimes in 2013 respectively.

Index crimes that posted a decrease are as follows: murder-declined to 191 from 202; physical injury- down to 6,196 from 6,496; robbery-decreased to 562 from 808; and cattle rustling – lowered to 74 from 107.

Breakdown of index crimes that recorded an increase are: theft-surged to 3,143 from 3,070; homicide-increased to 265 from 234; rape-up to 291 from 220; and carnapping-increased to 237 from 186.

“The PPO recorded 10, 959 index crimes wherein 6, 943 were crime against person while 4, 016 are crime against property,” Biay said during the Provincial Peace and Order Council held at the Pangasinan Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) Coordinating Center here.

Biay said non-index crimes, which consist of non-physical confrontation, recorded 2,887 violation of special laws and 8,465 other non-index crime violation.

Showing a minimal variance as compared to 2013 figures, total crime cleared efficiency increased to 72.5% from 71.44% while total crime solution efficiency rose to 51.36% from 47.61%, said Biay.

“Significantly the average monthly crime rate decreased to 64.25 from 65.54 in 2013,” Biay said. (EMBS/PIA-1, Pangasinan)

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