PNP-SdN reports low crime incidents

The Philippine National Police - Surigao del Norte Police Provincial Office (PNP-SDN PPO) reported a lower rate of crime incidents in the fourth quarter of this year as compared to the same period last year.

In a Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting held Wednesday, Dec. 8, Deputy Director P/Supt. Jonathan Trujillo said the decrease in crime volume for the period can be attributed on their relentless campaign from all forms of illegal and unlawful activities throughout the province.

Trujillo, who represented the newly installed police provincial director Sr/Supt. Emmanuel Talento said the non-index crimes (violations of R.A 9165, PD 1602, PD 1866 and other special laws) posted184 incidents, a decrease of 179 from 363 incidents last year while the index crimes (homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery and theft) registered 330 incidents from the 229 cases last year.

Trujillo also reported a significant increase of crime solution efficiency of 2010 compared to previous year. "This result of our 24/7 checkpoints in all the crime-prone areas in the province." (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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