Crime volume dipped after Duterte took over as President -- Palace
CRIME rate fell by 9.8 percent in July compared to the same month in 2015, Malacañang said Sunday.
Citing the report of PNP spokesperson Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the crime volume in July 2016 was at 50,817 or 5,522 incidents lower compared to July last year's 56,339.
“Ang crime rate ng ating bansa [ay] patuloy na umaani ng positibong result [pati] ang kampanya kontra droga at krimen ng kasalukuyang administrasyon isang buwan matapos umupo si President (Rodrigo) Duterte,” Andanar said.
Also, the Palace official reported index crime rate went down from 17,105 incidents to 11,800 in July or a 31 percent decrease compared to the same month last year.
Crime versus poverty also decreased by 40.3 percent from 11,106 incidents last year to 4,476 in July this year.
Andanar noted that the top three most prevalent crimes include theft, physical injury, and robbery.
Andanar appealed to the public for cooperation as the PNP fulfills the campaign promise of President Rodrigo Duterte to solve the rampant criminality, corruption, and the problem of illegal drugs in three to six months.
“Panawagan po natin sa ating mamamayan, patuloy po tayo makipagtulungan sa ating Philippine National Police para lalong mas bumaba po ang krimen sa bansa,” Andanar said.
“Ang pangako ng ating pangulo ay within three to six months malaking bawas po kundi masawata na po itong ilegal na droga sa ating mga lansangan at maibabalik na ang lansangan natin sa kabataan,” he added.