PRO 8 Records 36.82% Drop in Crime Volume

PRO 8 Records 36.82% Drop in Crime Volume


Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – Police Regional Office 8 (PRO 8) under the leadership of PBGEN BERNABE MENDOZA BALBA, Regional Director, registers a significant drop of almost 40 % in crime volume as recorded by the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division (RIDMD).

Latest crime data shows that total crime volume from March 16 to April 16, 2020 of this PRO is at 633 incidents as compared to last year’s 1,002 incidents covering the same period.  This marks a significant decline of 369 incidents or a 36.82% decrease in crime incidents in the region.

Crime against Persons such as Murder, Physical Injury, Rape, etc. was down from 159 to 47 incidents inking a 70.44% decrease while Crimes against Property, such as Robbery, Theft and Qualified Theft was down from 79 to 23 which is 70.88% lower. Non-Index Crimes also dropped by 26.30% with 563 incidents recorded, 131 incidents lower than that of last year.

“Our latest crime data is indeed a reliable indicator of the positive result of our cooperation and synergy in the fight against all forms of criminality. Our sincerest thanks and gratitude to all stakeholders and government partners in keeping Eastern Visayas safe and secure. Let us continue to be united in our quest towards a peaceful place to live in.’’ PBGEN BALBA said.

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